Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Saturday required the Justice Department inspector general to investigate an alleged strategy by former President Trump and a DOJ legal representative to get rid of the acting attorney general and change him with someone more going to examine unproven claims of election scams.
Driving the news: The New York Times initially reported Friday that the legal representative, Jeffrey Clark, allegedly devised “ways to call into question the election results and to bolster Mr. Trump’s continuing legal fights and the pressure on Georgia political leaders. Due To The Fact That Mr. [Jeffrey] Rosen had declined the president’s entreaties to carry out those plans, Mr. Trump was about to decide whether to fire Mr. Rosen and change him with Mr. Clark.”
- Trump eventually chose not to fire Rosen after DOJ authorities all decided they would resign if the then-president went through with the plan, The Times reported. The acting chief law officer and Clark also each made their case in a “strange White House meeting that two authorities compared with an episode of