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Capitol attack panel details Trump’s pressure on DoJ to support fraud claims

Ex-president told officials to declare election ‘corrupt’ and ‘leave the rest to me and Republican congressmen’

Donald Trump relentlessly pressured top officials at the justice department to pursue groundless claims of voter fraud in an extraordinary but ultimately unsuccessful effort to cling to power, according to testimony the House committee investigating the January 6 insurrection heard on Thursday.

Three former justice department officials who served during Trump’s final weeks in office, told the committee that the then-president was “adamant” that the election was stolen despite begin told repeatedly that none of the allegations raised about the vote count were credible.

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