Donald Trump ‘wanted to fire his Attorney General and replace him with one who would overturn the election results in Georgia – so held an ‘Apprentice-style’ interview with the two so they could fight for the job’
- Trump was enraged that Jeffrey Rosen, the acting AG, would not obey him
- Trump wanted Rosen to overturn the election result in Georgia: Rosen refused
- The then-president considered installing Jeffrey Clark in Rosen’s place
- Trump held an ‘Apprentice-style’ interview with the two men, at the same time
- The Justice Department’s top leaders all vowed to resign if Clark was installed
- Their threat made Trump reconsider and Rosen remained in his job
Jeffrey Rosen, who was serving as acting Attorney General after Bill Barr resigned just before Christmas, would not agree to upend the presidential election result in Georgia.
He also pushed Rosen to appoint special counsels, including one who would look into Dominion Voting Systems – an election machinery company, which Trump and his supporters accused, without any evidence, of switching votes from Trump to Joe Biden.
Trump worked with another Justice Department official, Jeffrey Clark, to try and overturn the Georgia vote.
Jeffrey Clark, a Justice Department official, was considered as a replacement for the AG
Jeffrey Rosen became acting Attorney General when Bill Barr stepped down before Christmas
He even went as far as staging an ‘Apprentice-style’ interview with Clark and Rosen, with both men arguing to have the job.
When word reached other Justice Department officials of the plan to replace Rosen with Clark, and throw the presidential election into turmoil, they all agreed to resign en masse.
Trump then backed down.