Trump Pressured DOJ Attorneys to Sue States within the Supreme Court docket to Overturn Election

President Donald Trump pressured US Department of Justice attorneys, possibly including former Attorney General Bill Barr, to file cases against four US states with the US Supreme Court to overturn the elections before leaving office.

The Wall Street Journal reported late Saturday night that the effort “failed because its own Justice Department officials pushed back who have refused to bring what they believe to be legally unfounded with the Supreme Court.”

The Journal also confirmed to the New York Times Friday night that Trump attempted to remove his own acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen after Barr left the DOJ just two days before Christmas.

According to the Journal, “senior department officials are at risk of resigning en masse if Mr. Trump dismisses the then-incumbent Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen, according to several people familiar with the discussions.”

“Senior department officials, including Mr. Rosen, former Attorney General William Barr, and former Acting Attorney General Jeffrey Wall, declined to take the case to the Supreme Court and concluded that there was no basis to contest the election result, and that the federal government had no legal interest in whether Mr. Trump or Mr. Biden won the presidency, ”adds the paper.

The paper doesn’t give the exact timeframe that Trump attempted to force the DOJ to file the lawsuit, but based on his report, it must have been after December 11th when the Supreme Court dismissed what most of the lawyers in the Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton along with fellow Republican attorneys general viewed suffrage as a frivolous lawsuit.

This is breaking news and a developing story.

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