K: 2 things you were asked to do. Trump sent you a draft lawsuit to file in SCOTUS.— Akiva Cohen (@AkivaMCohen) June 23, 2022
Engel drafted a memo saying "whoever drafted this doesn't know what the fuck they're doing. We can't bring it, it's untimely, the electors have voted, this is not a thing"
They wanted the Louisiana AG, and Louisiana law did not allow that.— Akiva Cohen (@AkivaMCohen) June 23, 2022
Imagine the insanity.— Akiva Cohen (@AkivaMCohen) June 23, 2022
Trump was agitated and immediately got Ken Cuccinelli (No. 2 at Homeland Security) on the phone and said "Rosen just told me it was your job to seize the machines"— Akiva Cohen (@AkivaMCohen) June 23, 2022
Towards the end of the meeting Trump talked about removing Rosen and Donoghue and putting in Clark
Rep. Scott Perry: "Why can't we just work with the Italian government?"— Adam Klasfeld (@KlasfeldReports) June 23, 2022
A Congress member parroting a wild internet conspiracy theory that an Italian defense contractor uploaded software to a satellite that switched votes to Biden.
"Pure insanity," Rosen said. pic.twitter.com/mCBX2Gk1zs
The bubble's bubble's bubble.
Rosen tried to convince Clark that there was no factual basis for his accusations. Clark insisted there WAS fraud, even though he hadn't participated in the investigation. Admitted he was talking to Trump. #HATH— Heather Cox Richardson (TDPR) (@HC_Richardson) June 23, 2022
Acting Deputy AG Donoghue says President Trump told him, after being told there was no evidence of fraud:— Samantha-Jo Roth (@SamanthaJoRoth) June 23, 2022
"Just say the election was corrupt and leave the rest to me and the Republican congressmen."
Comparing Trump to Nixon has always been imperfect for a variety of reasons, but never have the parallels been as clear as during a hearing in which two top former DOJ officials testified about Trump wanting to use the department for strictly partisan political purposes.— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) June 23, 2022
Have heard from several former Trump advisers acknowledging this testimony is quite grim.— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) June 23, 2022
Oh, shit. Right again, Professor!
This is not the most important point by any stretch, but one of the many takeaways from the Clark/Rosen exchanges is just how much power current law gives the President to bypass the Senate by temporarily filling vacancies *he* creates.— Steve Vladeck (@steve_vladeck) June 23, 2022
Vacancies reform should be a bigger deal.
One could be lead to that conclusion.
I’m starting to think this Jeff Clark fellow might not be the best lawyer in the justice department— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) June 23, 2022
I always find out what we’re doing when it’s already too late!*
I asked for a pardon, by the way. Didn't you?— Joan Walsh (@joanwalsh) June 23, 2022