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Former Justice Department officials detailed in a Jan. 6 committee hearing Thursday then-President Donald Trump’s relentless campaign to overturn the 2020 election, which almost led to mass resignations.
Testimony centered on a dramatic Jan. 3 Oval Office meeting in which Trump was considering firing former Acting Attorney General Jeff Rosen in favor of ex-DOJ official Jeffrey Clark.
Notably, Clark was pushing extremely hard for the DOJ to send a letter encouraging state governments to send alternative slates of electors to Washington, D.C.
Rosen detailed the meeting, along with fellow former Acting Deputy Attorney General Richard Donoghue and former Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel Steven Engel.
Former Acting Assistant Attorney General Jeffrey Clark was in the spotlight at Thursday’s Jan. 6 Committee hearing for refusing to accept that the 2020 election wasn’t stolen. (REUTERS/Yuri Gripas/File Photo)
“The president turned to me, and he said, ‘Well, one thing we know is you, Rosen, you aren’t going to do anything. You don’t even agree with the claims of election fraud,'” Rosen said in his testimony. “And then I said, ‘Well, Mr. President,