US-CAPITOL-RIOT-PROBE - Hearing: Trump told Justice Dept. to call election 'corrupt'
Contributed by NAMPA / PTI.
Washington, Jun 24 (AP) Donald Trump hounded the Justice Department to pursue his false election fraud claims, striving in vain to enlist top law enforcement officials in his desperate bid to stay in power and relenting only when warned in the Oval Office of mass resignations, according to testimony Thursday to the House panel investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot.
Three Trump-era Justice Department officials recounted persistent badgering from the president, including day after day of directiv ...