In a bombshell report from the Wall Street Journal’s Aaron Blake, readers are offered a peek into the “potential star witness” that is currently emerging in the Department of Justice’s probe into Donald Trump and his attempts to overthrow the 2020 presidential election that now-President Biden won.
Blake notes that the name Richard P. Donoghue, the former acting deputy attorney general under the Trump administration, appears in notes and emails over and over and over again in connection to the disgraced ex-president’s numerous attempts to somehow overthrow the results of Biden’s presidential election win.
Should Donoghue ultimately testify, his statements could feature in-depth details of the notes he took during a December meeting with Donald Trump, in which the former president allegedly urged his Justice Department to “just say the election was corrupt” and to “leave the rest to me and the R[epublican] Congressmen.”
Blake goes on to explain, “The other big revelation this week involves a highly unorthodox draft letter from [then-head of the Justice Department’s civil division, Jeffrey Clark]. In it, Clark sought to urge the Georgia state legislature to call a special session to look at potentially overturning the election results in their state. As The Washington Post’s Philip Bump wrote, the proposed letter appears to be the latest in a series of thinly veiled attempts among Trump allies to lay a predicate for getting Congress not to accept the election results Jan. 6.”
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The WSJ reporter goes on to point out that Donoghue flat out objected.
“He wrote in response that the alleged ‘irregularities’ Clark based his draft letter upon ‘are of such a small scale that they simply would not impact the outcome of the Presidential Election,'” Blake pens. “He also said, even setting that aside, that it was hardly the Justice Department’s business to urge a state legislature to take such actions based upon investigations the department generally would never comment upon.”
You can read Blake’s full bombshell at the Wall Street Journal here.
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