Former Acting Attorney General Testifies About Trump’s Efforts to Subvert Election

The testimony highlights the former president’s desire to batter the Justice Department into advancing his personal agenda.

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Trump Pressed Official to Wield Justice Dept. to Back Election Claims

The former president began pressuring his acting attorney general even before announcing that his predecessor was stepping down, emails show.

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Meadows Pressed Justice Dept. to Investigate Election Fraud Claims

Emails show the increasingly urgent efforts by President Trump and his allies during his last days in office to find some way to undermine, or even nullify, the election results.

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Pentagon Chief Feared ‘Coup’ Accusations if He Deployed Troops to Capitol Riot

Christopher C. Miller, the acting defense secretary on Jan. 6, plans to defend the Pentagon’s actions before and during the violence when he testifies before a House panel on Wednesday.

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Watchdog to Examine Whether Justice Dept. Helped Trump Effort to Overturn Election

The inquiry was announced after revelations about a plot between Donald Trump and a top former department official to promote false claims of voter fraud by replacing the acting attorney general.

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Jeffrey Clark Was Considered Unassuming. Then He Plotted With Trump.

Justice Department colleagues said they were shocked by Mr. Clark’s embrace of the president’s falsehoods and plan to oust the acting attorney general in an effort to overturn Georgia’s election results.

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Trump and Justice Dept. Lawyer Said to Have Plotted to Oust Acting Attorney General

Trying to find another avenue to push his baseless election claims, Donald Trump considered installing a loyalist, and had the men make their cases to him.

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14 Gang Leaders Directed MS-13 ‘Wave of Death,’ U.S. Says

Prosecutors have indicted the men they say make up the “board of directors” of the gang, which has terrorized parts of Long Island.

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Amid Riot Chaos, Some National Security Leaders Are Absent From View

The Trump administration’s response to the attack, incited by the president, has lacked broad reassurances to a country on edge.

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Justice Dept. Asks Judge to Toss Election Lawsuit Against Pence

The suit, led by Representative Louie Gohmert of Texas, seeks to give the vice president the power to reject electoral votes that were cast for Joseph R. Biden Jr.

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Who Is Jeffrey Rosen, Who Will Lead the Justice Dept. for Trump’s Endgame?

Attorney General William P. Barr’s resignation makes his low-profile deputy the nation’s top law enforcement official for President Trump’s last month.

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Barr’s Decision on Voter Fraud Inflames Existing Tensions With Anticorruption Prosecutors

The department’s handling of President Trump’s dealings with Ukraine and a potential case against the former interior secretary exacerbated tensions with career prosecutors.

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Top Investigator in Google Case Says There ‘Was Not a Rush’ to Sue

Jeffrey A. Rosen, the deputy attorney general, said the Justice Department knew the company would use its many resources to fight the agency.

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Top Justice Dept. Official Embraces Use of Sedition Charges for Protest Violence

The deputy attorney general, Jeffrey A. Rosen, emphasized that the sedition statute covered a variety of crimes and the push to consider it was proper.

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