Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) described Jeffrey Rosen’s testimony as Trump directly pressuring the DOJ to overturn the election.
Sen. Durbin: It Was Very Real And Very Specific
Video of Sen. Durbin on CNN’s State Of The Union:
Senate Judiciary Committee member Sen. Dick Durbin describes Jeffrey Rosen as testifying that Trump was directly involved in pressuring the DOJ to overturn the election, "It was real. Very real. And it was very specific." pic.twitter.com/IfAUTQD4Iq
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) August 8, 2021
Durbin was asked what shocked him the most about Rosen’s testimony. He answered, “Just how directly personally involved the president was, the pressure he was putting on Jeffrey Rosen. It was real. Very real. And it was very specific. This president is not subtle when he wants something, the former president is not subtle when he wants something. It’s a good thing for America we had a person like Rosen in that position, who withstood the pressure. “
When Trump Failed To Get The DOJ To Overturn The Election, He Moved Toward The 1/6 Plot.
Everything that happened between Election Day and 1/6 is related. If Trump’s pressure campaign on the DOJ had worked, the 1/6 attack would not have happened.
It is because Trump could not successfully abuse his presidential power to overturn the election that he turned his attention toward plotting the attack on the Capitol.
Trump had spent decades not getting directly involved in various potentially criminal enterprises and schemes. He always left himself room for deniability but losing the election heightened his desperation.
Trump slipped up, and this time witnesses are coming forward to lay the plot to overturn the election at his feet.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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