The Wall Street Journal reported Saturday that President Donald Trump, who resigned this week, has considered sacking the attorney general for rejecting the Supreme Court’s call to nullify Joe Biden’s victory over unfounded allegations of election fraud.
After the presidential election in November 2020, Donald Trump had difficulty accepting his defeat and filed several lawsuits to alter the election result, as he said Democrat Joe Biden had won the fraud. Come on A number of lawsuits have been filed In member states with close conclusion, it mostly refers to the irregular handling of correspondence or it is alleged that observers were not allowed into the enumeration rooms, they were returned everywhere by the national courts, as most of them were not accompanied by any evidence, but there were cases where False statements were made. In the end, the US Supreme Court dropped its legal attack.
Donald Trump had not come to terms with this to the point that in his final weeks he had already contemplated ousting Secretary of State Jeffrey Rosen. However, he bid him farewell on December 23, but William Barr, chief justice at all levels pro-Trump, said there was no evidence of election fraud and his legal staff at the White House had resisted: They also signaled the president if they sent Rosen, they left in their last days. . There was the same resistance in the Ministry of Justice. Reported by the Wall Street Journal.
Senior officials, including former attorney Rosen, William Barr and Jeffrey Wall, refused to instruct the Supreme Court to hear the lawsuits, concluding that there were no grounds to challenge the election result, and the federal government had no legal interest in doing so whether Trump or Biden won the election. Presidential.
Pat Cipollon, the White House legal adviser and deputy at the time, Patrick Philipin, also opposed the Trump idea, which his outside lawyers backed.
Democrats responded with indignation to the news Saturday. Senator Richard Durbin, chair of the Justice Committee, said he would look into the Justice Department’s actions as well as press the portfolio to continue Trump’s efforts to alter the election results. Chuck Schumer, the leader of the Democratic majority in the Senate, called on the director of the department, Michael E. Horowitz, to investigate “this attempt to pressure”.
Trump eventually left the US presidency, in a more modest way, after protesters went to the Capitol on January 6 at his request and then stormed there. for this reason Dismissal procedures Congress also fired it against it.