House Democrats are airing more ‘dirty laundry’ about Donald Trump. It is the Democrats’ latest attempt to construe the former president as having tried to ‘overturn’ the will of the people after a purportedly free and fair election.
“Just say that the election was corrupt + leave the rest to me” and other allies in Congress, Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen’s deputy Richard Donoghue claims Trump said during a Dec. 27 call.
“ – P: ‘Don’t expect you to do that, just say that the election was corrupt + leave the rest to me and the R. Congressmen.’” (pp. 4-5). pic.twitter.com/mFmDeI4AG0
— Oversight Committee (@OversightDems) July 30, 2021
The New York Times editorialized about the phone call in a “report” on Friday.
“President Donald J. Trump pressed top Justice Department officials late last year to declare that the election was corrupt even though they had found no instances of widespread fraud, so he and his allies in Congress could use the assertion to try to overturn the results, according to new documents provided to lawmakers.”
“The demands were an extraordinary instance of a president interfering with an agency that is typically more independent from the White House to advance his personal agenda,” the report added. “They are also the latest example of Mr. Trump’s wide-ranging campaign during his final weeks in office to delegitimize the election results.”
The New York Times misconstrued Trump’s purported remarks to imply that Donald Trump did not believe the election was corrupt. The numerous issues and anomalies with the 2020 election are too extensive and well-documented elsewhere to rehash in full here. Suffice to say, the combination of mass absentee ballots, shutting down polls in swing states in the dead of night, and Zuckerberg-funded drop boxes in predominately blue districts are the tip of the iceberg. Many of the COVID-rationalized election rules passed in states were unconstitutional because they were not passed through a state legislature. It is beyond a doubt that Trump had justifiable reason to believe the election was “corrupt.”
Two lawmakers on the call, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) and Scott Perry (R-PA) denied that they unduly pressured the Department of Justice.
“Congressman Jordan did not, has not, and would not pressure anyone at the Justice Department about the 2020 election,” said Russell Dye, a spokesman for Mr. Jordan. “He continues to agree with President Trump that it is perfectly appropriate to raise concerns about election integrity.”
Donald Trump responded to the leak of the Department of Justice notes regarding the December 27 phone call.
“The corrupt and highly partisan House Democrats who run the House Oversight Committee yesterday released documents—including court filings dealing with the rigged election of 2020—that they dishonestly described as attempting to overturn the election,” Trump responded.
“In fact, it is just the opposite,” he said. “The documents were meant to uphold the integrity and honesty of elections and the sanctity of our vote.”
“The American People want, and demand, that the President of the United States, its chief law enforcement officer in the country, stand with them to fight for Election Integrity and to investigate attempts to undermine our nation,” he went on. “Our country has just suffered an incredibly corrupt Presidential Election, and it is time for Congress and others to investigate how such corruption was allowed to take place rather than investigating those that are exposing this massive fraud on the American People.”