The throughline was Trump’s attorney, John Eastman. Thursday’s hearing centered on Trump’s effort to leverage the Justice Department to bolster his unfounded claims of election fraud. Then Trump’s pressure turned to the acting attorney general, Jeffrey Rosen, and subordinates including acting deputy attorney general Richard Donoghue. Testifying before the committee, Rosen and Donoghue described meetings and calls with Trump in which the president was increasingly agitated. All of this was occurring as the president and his allies were following another path, one led by Trump’s attorney, Eastman.
Source: Washington Post June 24, 2022 02:29 UTC