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Sat Jun 5, 2021, 02:31 PM

Meadows Pressed Justice Dept. to Investigate Election Fraud Claims

Source: The New York Times

WASHINGTON ó In Donald J. Trumpís final weeks in office, Mark Meadows, his chief of staff, repeatedly pushed the Justice Department to investigate unfounded conspiracy theories about the 2020 presidential election, according to newly uncovered emails provided to Congress, portions of which were reviewed by The New York Times.

In five emails sent during the last week of December and early January, Mr. Meadows asked Jeffrey A. Rosen, then the acting attorney general, to examine debunked claims of election fraud in New Mexico and an array of baseless conspiracies that held that Mr. Trump had been the actual victor. That included a fantastical theory that people in Italy had used military technology and satellites to remotely tamper with voting machines in the United States and switch votes for Mr. Trump to votes for Joseph R. Biden Jr.

None of the emails show Mr. Rosen agreeing to open the investigations suggested by Mr. Meadows, and former officials and people close to him said that he did not do so. An email to another Justice Department official indicated that Mr. Rosen had refused to broker a meeting between the F.B.I. and a man who had posted videos online promoting the Italy conspiracy theory, known as Italygate.

But the communications between Mr. Meadows and Mr. Rosen, which have not previously been reported, show the increasingly urgent efforts by Mr. Trump and his allies during his last days in office to find some way to undermine, or even nullify, the election results while he still had control of the government.

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/meadows-pressed-justice-dept-to-investigate-election-fraud-claims/ar-AAKJDGG?li=BBnb7Kz



This just goes to show the degree to which Republicans simply do not respect freedom and democracy.

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Sat Jun 5, 2021, 04:37 PM

1. And, why did Billy Barr resign? Meadows probably demanded a crime

bigger than Billy was willing to do.

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Sat Jun 5, 2021, 04:39 PM

2. Yet some people still think we dare not kill the filibuster because republicans won't do it either

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Sat Jun 5, 2021, 05:45 PM

3. Not sure how the filibuster help or hurt Meadows

Since Meadows was Trumpís Chief of Staff and Republicans had a majority in the Senate at the time.

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