Former U.S. Prosecutor: Trump Committed a Crime in Trying to get DOJ to Overturn Election

The evidence is abundant that Trump tried to illegally strong-arm the Department of Justice to overturn the election results. So there is no excuse for the Biden DOJ not to prosecute:

Barbara McQuade, former U.S. attorney, and Devlin Barrett, national security reporter for the Washington Post, discuss the increasing amount of information in the public sphere that suggests Donald Trump and his supporters were acting out a plan to overturn the 2020 election and the point at which a criminal inquiry into Trump’s actions is warranted. 

Barbara McQuade, former U.S.Attorney

“Ethics Watchdog Requests Probe Into Trump Efforts To Get DOJ To Help Overturn Election”

The ethics watchdog Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) on Thursday asked the Department of Justice to investigate former President Donald Trump and former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows over their efforts to get DOJ officials to support Trump’s baseless claims of 2020 election fraud.

CREW alleges Trump and Meadows “illegally pressured” senior DOJ officials, which comes after CREW filed a complaint taking aim at Trump’s entreaties to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to “find” the votes he needed to win the state.

The group cites emails released last month by the House Oversight Committee showing how White House staff, including Meadows, repeatedly pushed then-acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen and other DOJ officials to pursue election conspiracies.

Trump and Meadows are alleged to have violated Section 241 of U.S. criminal code, which makes it a crime to conspire to “injure, oppress, threaten, or intimidate any person” in the “free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege” granted by the Constitution – in this case, the right to vote.

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