Trump's Efforts to Over Turn Election Proves Criminal Intent
The increasing revelations, testimony, documents, contemporaneous notes, and recorded phone calls from state election officials across the country and his own Justice Department official dramatically strengthen the case that he had criminal intent.
Wall Street Rebel has argued that as soon as Congress officially passes the bipartisan infrastructure bill, Attorney General Merrit Garland will have to investigate formerly disgraced twice impeached President Trump and his possible criminal attempt to overturn the 2020 election.
Acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen's weekend testimony about Donald Trump's efforts to subvert the 2020 presidential election results and testimony from the former acting deputy attorney general Richard Donoghue has opened the floodgates of former and current DOJ staffers with evidence and testimony coming forward.
The New York Times reported Saturday afternoon citing "a person familiar with the interviews"…
"Jeffrey A. Rosen, who was acting attorney general during the Trump administration, has told the Justice Department watchdog and Congressional investigators that one of his deputies tried to help former President Donald J. Trump subvert the results of the 2020 election."
According to the NY Times article and other media sources, Rosen testified before DOJ's inspector general on Friday and then gave closed-door testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Saturday. He isn't holding back anything now that Richard Donoghue's contemporaneous notes of a phone call between the top DOJ officials and Trump have been made public.
The investigations by Congress and the Inspector General were opened following a New York Times article that detailed efforts by Jeffrey Clark, the acting head of the Justice Department's civil division, to push top leaders to falsely and publicly assert that ongoing election fraud investigations cast doubt on the Electoral College results.
According to The New York Times and other media outlets, Clark was campaigning former PresidentTrump to consider ousting Mr. Rosen and installing Mr. Clark at the top of the department to carry out that plan. The Times reports stated…
"Mr. Rosen has emerged as a key witness in multiple investigations that focus on Mr. Trump's efforts to undermine the results of the election. He has publicly stated that the Justice Department did not find enough fraud to impact the election outcome."
For Trump to be held accountable with criminal charges, the key isn't proving he did all these insidious things but that he did so knowing he had lost the election and was pushing the "big lie" that the 2020 election was rigged and stolen from him. Trump appears to be banking on Mike Lindell's (the pillow guy's) argument that the Chinese government hacked the election. Then threw it to President Biden despite being told by dozens of GOP election officials around the country, including Attorney General William Barr, that there is no evidence of widespread election fraud.
The revelations of Mr. Rosen, Mr. Donoghue, and now a growing number of DOJ officials who are adamant about their telling Trump there was no widespread election fraud is likely to push Attorney General Garland to believe the evidence of criminal intent, his actions and motives are too much to ignore.
As the testimony of Mr. Rosen, Mr. Donoghue, and now a growing number of DOJ officials becomes public, the outcry for a criminal DOJ investigation into Trump's attempt to illegally interfere with the election will become too much for Garland to ignore.
Given the hot seat that former AG William Barr is in and his recent attempts to minimize his role in the bending knee and helping Trump escape prosecution for his obstruction of justice cited by Special Prosecutor Robert Muller in his report and helping minimizing Trump's extortion of the President of Ukraine into opening a criminal investigation into Hunter and Joe Biden. Barr, in the best-case scenario, could face disbarment proceedings.
Barr to escape the fate of Rudy Guiliani may well corroborate in public and private testimony evidence that proves Trump had criminal intent.
Not wanting to give any reason to the 68-70 Republicans in the Senate to suddenly withdraw their support for the over $1 Trillion infrastructure bill, Attorney General Garland could wait until after President signs the bipartisan infrastructure bill.
The timing could also help push through the proposed $3.5 Trillion reconciliation bill and prevent Republican lawmakers in Congress from shutting down the government by refusing to raise the debt limit.
The escalating testimony and evidence of criminal intent could also serve to drive a compromise on voting rights along the lines of the one proposed by Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) to squeak through Congress for President Biden to sign into law. His proposals would short circuit the changes passed by red states that have been described by many as new "Jim Crow Laws."
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