Donald Trump considered replacing then-acting US attorney general of the United States Jeffrey A. Rosen with a Justice Department lawyer who would assist him force Georgia authorities to overturn the state’s election result, US media reported late Friday.
The New York Times stated Trump just chose versus the move when informed that all remaining top authorities at the Justice Department would resign en masse if the strategy proceeded.
The news, likewise reported in the Washington Post, comes as Trump is set to face a Senate trial for “incitement of insurrection” over his function in whipping up fans with unproven claims of election fraud before they stormed the United States Capitol in early January.
Trump narrowly lost Georgia to Joe Biden in the November presidential election, in a vote he baselessly declared was rigged.
The reports describe Trump’s increasing frustration with Rosen’s refusal to wield the power of the Justice Department to interfere in the count.
Donald Trump mulled replacing the acting United States attorney general to assist force Georgia officials to reverse the state’s election result AFP/ Brendan Smialowski
He and Jeffrey Clark, a Justice Department attorney who supported Trump’s assertions that the election was stolen, allegedly created a strategy to change Rosen with Clark.
But at a three-hour face-off including the three males, which authorities mentioned in the New york city Times compared to an episode of Trump’s reality show “The Apprentice,” the then-president pulled back after being told the relocation would prompt mass resignations.
Clark unconditionally denied that he created any strategy to oust Rosen and stated there were errors in the reporting.
Trump, Rosen and the United States Justice Department have not publicly responded to the accusations.
In early January, a leaked audio tape in which Trump pressured Georgia’s secretary of state to “discover” enough votes to overturn the defeat sent shockwaves throughout Washington.