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‘Pure insanity’: Trump cited conspiracy theories to pressure DOJ to overturn 2020 election results

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Former President Donald Trump repeatedly pressured the Justice Department to overturn Joe Biden’s victory, at one point urging prosecutors to file a Supreme Court lawsuit to nullify the election, according to a new report released Tuesday by the House Oversight Committee. The emails from Trump and his aides detailed bogus claims of fraud and conspiracy theories to win then-Acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen’s support, prompting outrage from Rosen’s deputy. “Pure insanity,” wrote then-Deputy AG Richard Donoghue, upon receiving a YouTube link from Trump’s Chief of Staff Mark Meadows about a t…

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