Trump – “Just say the election was corrupt and leave the rest to me and the
Republican congressmen”. This is the smoking gun. Coupled with other
testimony demonstrates both Trump’s substantive involvement and corrupt
intent, requisite state of mind.
— Eric Holder (@EricHolder)
June 23, 2022
This is what former AG Holder was talking about:
This is from
the notes Richard Donoghue took
during the DOJ/Trump phone call when Trump was trying to pressure The
Department to help him overturn the election he lost.
Richard Donoghue, who was acting deputy attorney general, also spoke with
and met with Trump multiple times. He told the committee today that at one
time, after he told the president that the election fraud claims were false,
Trump told him, “Just say the election is corrupt and leave the rest to me
and the Republican congressmen.” At the time, Donoghue took notes of the
quote, and he told the committee those were Trump’s exact words.
In a 90-minute conversation with Trump on December 27, Donoghue said that he
went through fraud allegations one by one and explained how they had been
investigated and was “very blunt” that they were without merit. “I wanted to
cut through the noise,” he said.
Rosen said that Trump suggested the DOJ appoint a special counsel to
investigate election fraud, that he meet with his campaign counsel Rudy
Giuliani and that they merely hold a press conference, essentially to sow
doubt on the results of the election.
The idea, as I understand it, was to sow enough doubt about the results of the
election (even though there was no evidence to doubt the results) for the
doubt itself to be used. The fact that there was lotsa doubt about the
election to then turn around and overturn the election.
though, let’s remember, there was no evidence to doubt the election.
And let me say again. Among those “R. Congressmen” undoubtedly was PA’s own
Representative Scott Perry.
Perry’s in this deep.
US Rep. Scott Perry pushed for then-Justice Department lawyer Jeffrey
Clark to take over the department during meetings at the White House in late
December 2020 and early January 2021, according to taped testimony by a
former aide to White House chief of staff Mark Meadows played during
Thursday’s House Jan. 6 committee hearing.
“He wanted Mr. Clark – Mr. Jeff Clark to take over the Department of
Justice,” Cassidy Hutchinson, the former Meadows aide, says about Perry in
Hutchinson’s testimony underscores how Perry acted as a conduit between
Clark and former President Donald Trump as he sought to enlist the
Justice Department in his bid to overturn the 2020 election.
Rep. Scott Perry, the Pennsylvania Republican now heading the House Freedom
Caucus, was intimately involved in the effort to replace acting Attorney
General Jeff Rosen at the Justice Department with Jeff Clark, text messages
presented by the committee as well as testimony from Richard Donoghue
On Dec. 26, 2020, Perry messaged White House chief of staff Mark Meadows
asking him to “call Jeff, I just got off the phone with him and he explained
to me why the principal deputy won’t work with the FBI.”
Clark messaged again two days later: “Did you call Jeff Clark?”
The day of Perry’s Dec. 26 outreach to Meadows, he called Donoghue “at the
behest” of Trump, Donoghue testified, adding that Perry made false fraud
claims during that conversation including that more votes were counted in
Pennsylvania than were actually cast.
And then there’s this from Governor Tom Wolf:
He fueled election lies for months leading up to the insurrection.
That very night, he dismissed the will of PA voters.
I encourage Rep. Perry to do the right thing and resign.
— Governor Tom Wolf (@GovernorTomWolf) June 23, 2022
Of course if PA State Senator (and now GOP candidate for PA Gov) Doug Mastriano wouldn’t resign for his participation in Trump’s attempted coup, I can’t see Scott Perry resigning over this.
But he, reportedly, did do this:
The committee also showed testimony from Cassidy Hutchinson,
a former special assistant to Trump, and several other former Trump
White House officials stating that Perry was among several members of
Congress who sought a preemptive pardon from Trump for their activities
in the run-up to the Jan. 6 violence.
Of course Scott Perry, who actually believed that Italian satellites transmuted Trump votes to Biden votes
denies asking for a pardon.
Of course he did.