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Trump's acting defense secretary tried to investigate a voter fraud conspiracy involving Italian satellites that the DOJ called 'pure insanity'

11 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Then-Acting Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller speaks during a meeting at the Pentagon in Arlington, VA on November 13, 2020. Alex Wong/Getty Images
A Trump official indulged a theory that Italian satellites were used in Biden's favor.
Christopher Miller, acting defense secretary, called officials in Italy to investigate it.
Richard Donohue, acting US deputy attorney general at the time, said it was "pure insanity."
The defense secretary President Donald Trump appointed after he lost the 2020 election tried to investigate a voter fraud conspiracy that a Justice Department official...
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See the highlights from the January 6 committee's fifth public hearing

11 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Former Assistant U.S. Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel Steven Engel , former Acting U.S. Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen and former Acting U.S. Deputy Attorney General Richard Donoghue look on during the fifth hearing held by the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the U.S. Capitol on June 23, 2022 in the Cannon House Office Building in Washington, DC. Jonathan Ernst-Pool/Getty Images
The January 6 select committee held its fifth public hearing June 23.
Witnesses testified about Donald Trump trying to push DOJ to follow his election fraud...
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New documentary footage shows Pence after January 6 when Congress was discussing the 25th amendment

11 days ago   |   By Business Insider

New documentary footage shows Mike Pence reacting to conversations about the 25th amendment.
Invoking the 25th amendment could have enabled Pence to replace Trump after January 6.
The footage was released as an excerpt from an upcoming documentary by filmmaker Alex Holder.
A documentary filmmaker claimed that Vice President Mike Pence appeared to react enthusiastically to an email calling on him to remove president Donald Trump from office after the January 6 attacks on the Capitol, according to CNN. In the footage filmed on January 12, an aide hands Pence his phone and Pence reads an...
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January 6 hearing takeaways: Pardon pleas, more Bill Barr, and a riveting account of how Trump turned to the Justice Department and a loyal lawyer to 'help legitimize his lies'

11 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Former Justice Department officials recounted pushing back against Trump's effort to overturn the 2020 election results. Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)
Top DOJ officials testified how they pushed back on attempts to cast doubt on the 2020 election.
A DOJ official nearly was named acting AG in return for advancing Trump's false election fraud claims.
Trump aides testified that at least six GOP lawmakers sought pardons.
Donald Trump was grasping for the Justice Department to help overturn his defeat in the 2020 election, and he found his man in a little-known lawyer named...
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Matt Gaetz 'personally' pushed for a pardon from Trump 'from the beginning of time up until today, for any and all things,' Trump officials testify

11 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida at the White House on May 8, 2020. Anna Moneymaker-Pool/Getty Images
Gaetz sought a pardon request from "the beginning of time up until today, for any and all things."
That's according to Trump lawyer Eric Herschmann and two other Trump officials.
The revelation came at the end of Thursday's January 6 committee hearing.
The January 6 committee aired a series of video testimonies from former Trump administration officials detailing which Republican members of Congress sought pardons from former President Donald Trump at the end of his term as he and his...
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DOJ leaders vowed to resign when White House aides started calling Trump loyalist Jeff Clark the acting attorney general, January 6 testimony reveals

11 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Jeff Clark Yuri Gripas-Pool/Getty Images
Call logs show the Trump administration referred to Jeffrey Clark as "Acting Attorney General."
Clark was a loyalist who embraced former President Trump's unfounded claims of election fraud.
The call logs were revealed Thursday by the congressional committee investigating January 6.
Jeffrey Clark, whose home was raided this week by federal law enforcement, was referred to as the "acting attorney general" in call logs at the Trump White House, the congressional committee investigating the January 6 insurrection revealed Thursday. Clark, an...
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