Executive Branch

Senate Committee Releases Report on Trump’s Efforts to Overturn 2020 Election

Bryce Klehm
Thursday, October 7, 2021, 8:43 AM

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The Senate Judiciary Committee released an interim report on former President Trump’s efforts to use the Department of Justice to overturn the 2020 election. The report is based on documents as well as interviews with former Acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen, former Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General Richard Donoghue and former U.S. Attorney Byung Jin Pak, among other department officials. The report lays out six key findings including that “President Trump repeatedly asked [Justice Department] leadership to endorse his false claims that the election was stolen and to assist his efforts to overturn the election results.” While the committee is still investigating the former president’s efforts, “[g]iven the gravity of the misconduct the Committee has uncovered to date … the Committee is releasing this interim staff report.” You can read the report here and below.

Bryce Klehm is a first year law student at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He is a former associate editor at Lawfare.

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