Jan 6th Committee Looks Into Pressure Efforts Against DOJ

(Washington, DC) — The January 6th House committee is looking into efforts by former President Trump to pressure the Justice Department to embrace and pursue his claims of widespread voter fraud. Mississippi Democrat Bennie Thompson opened a hearing and said good public servants in the department resisted Trump’s demands. He called the effort “brazen.”

Thompson noted that Trump wanted to replace then-Acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen with Assistant Attorney General Jeffrey Clark, who offered to abide by Trump’s demands. Thompson chairs the committee. Wyoming Republican Liz Cheney described an extensive operation to overturn the 2020 presidential election, guided by the Trump White House. Cheney is the co-chair of the committee.