Former Trump AG Rosen Will Appear Before Jan 6th Committee
The acting attorney general during the final days of the Trump administration is scheduled to field questions from the January 6 select committee on Wednesday, according to two sources familiar with the timing, according to Politico.
Jeff Rosen would be only the second known former top Department of Justice (DOJ) official to have a scheduled interview with the January 6 panel. Rosen, according to recent revelations in Bob Woodward's and Robert Costa's new book on the final days of the Trump administration entitled "Peril," has detailed, firsthand knowledge of former President Trump's attempt to corrupt the DOJ into assistance in the illegal overturn the 2020 election that's been described as a coup-de-ta.
However, at this point, it's unclear how much new information the panel will be able to get from Rosen. He testified publicly about the January 6 attack on the Capitol. He took questions from the Senate Judiciary Committee for its separate probe into Trump's efforts to influence DOJ, in which he repeatedly deferred answering questions by invoking executive privilege. He desires to keep his communications with the former president between the two men.
Rosen will face some very tough questions now that the events involving him and the DOJ have been made public. He won't claim executive privilege or claim that Trump has lawyer/client confidentiality since he was the acting attorney general and not a Trump lawyer.
Based on the disclosures in the Woodward/Costa new book, Rosen could find himself a key witness in a criminal trial in Fulton County, Georgia, if the former president is indicted with crimes regarding his attempt to pressure Georgia Republican election officials and some Justice Department appointees for trying to get them to declare the 2020 election was fraudulent.
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