ABSTRACT

In Their Own Words: A Factual Summary of Testimony from Senior Justice Department Officials Relating to Events from December 14, 2020 to January 3, 2021   [open pdf - 10MB]

From the Introduction: "Three days after President Biden's inauguration, Senate Judiciary Committee Democrats, under the leadership of incoming Chairman Richard J. Durbin, launched an investigation into President Trump's management of the Department of Justice (DOJ) following the 2020 election. Through their investigation, Committee Democrats focused on the weeks from December 14, 2020, to January 3, 2021, and sought to show that during his final days in office, President Trump nearly prompted a constitutional crisis with an alleged plot 'to use' and 'weaponize DOJ' in order to 'subvert the results of the 2020 presidential election.' Democrats focused much of their efforts on a January 3, 2021, Oval Office meeting where, despite his expressed concerns that Acting Attorney General Rosen had not adequately performed his job to investigate election fraud allegations, President Trump twice rejected terminating him. Moreover, in that same meeting, President Trump twice rejected DOJ attorney Jeffrey Clark's idea for DOJ to send a letter to state legislatures that recommended they convene to pick electors. [...] Based on the available evidence and witness testimony, President Trump's actions were consistent with his responsibilities as President to faithfully execute the law and oversee the Executive Branch. It is the duty of the President of the United States ensure that the federal departments and agencies under his control are doing their job on behalf of taxpayers, a position with which all witnesses agreed."

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2021-10-07
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U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary: https://www.judiciary.senate.gov/
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