Trump considered ousting U.S. Attorney General and installing loyalist in push to overturn election

 Trump considered ousting U.S. Attorney General and installing loyalist in push to overturn election

President Donald J. Trump stops to talk to reporters as he walks to board Marine One and depart from the South Lawn at the White House.

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Former President Donald Trump earlier this month plotted to oust Jeffrey Rosen as acting attorney general and replace him with a Justice Department lawyer who would aid his efforts to overturn the presidential election results, The New York Times reported Friday.

The plan would have replaced Rosen with Jeffrey Clark, the lawyer who led the Justice Department’s civil division. Clark would have then supported Trump’s baseless claims of voter fraud and put pressure on Georgia state officials to change the election

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