…from PressTV, Tehran
First published … January 23, 2021
Media reports have unveiled a plot by former US President Donald Trump to oust former acting attorney general Jefferey Rosen in an effort to turn the undo Georgia’s election result.
The New York Times reported on Friday that Justice Department attorney Jeffrey Clark had convinced Trump in early January to remove then-acting AG, who was head of the United States Department of Justice (DoJ) and the chief lawyer of the federal government, and use the DoJ to turn Georgia’s election results which could have changed the presidential election in Trump’s favor.
Trump, who publicly claimed after the US presidential election in November 2020, that election fraud had tainted the election results, agreed to replace Rosen with Clark who would follow-up on the former President’s claims of election-rigging by the Democrats, and use the legal authority vested in the DoJ to undo the vote in Georgia which had been counted in favor of Trump’s rival.
Clark, who had met Trump earlier this month through a Pennsylvanian politician, had vowed use the DoJ to stop Congress from certifying the election results in then-President-elect Joe Biden’s favor, according to the paper.
The New York Times report said that after being informed of the plot to fire him to change the Georgia vote-count, Rosen arranged a meeting with Trump and Clark, with another top DoJ official in attendance, in addition to White House counsel Pat Cipollone and other lawyers.
At the meeting, after nearly three hours of arguments between Rosen and Clark, Trump retreated from the move, allowing Rosen to remain in his post.