‘Another Kind Of Insurrection’: Trump Castigated For Scheme With DOJ Lawyer To Oust Acting AG

Acting Assistant Attorney General Jeffrey Clark speaks next to Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen at a news conference. (Photo by Yuri Gripas-Pool/Getty Images)

A Justice Department attorney is said to have schemed with former President Trump to oust the acting attorney general as part of a plan to force lawmakers in Georgia to overturn the state’s 2020 presidential election results.

The New York Times was the first to report on Friday that Jeffrey Clark had plotted with Trump to push out acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen after Rosen refused the former president’s calls to carry out his plans. The Washington Post also later confirmed the previously unknown episode in the deeply-rooted corruption effort.

The bombshell report comes after the House voted to impeach Trump for inciting an insurrection on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, and hours after the Senate set plans for its own impeachment proceedings against the ex-president to begin during the week of Feb. 8.

Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D) a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, condemned the scheme calling the reported plot to replace the attorney general “another kind of insurrection.”

“Different weapons, same intent: illegally remain in power,” Klobuchar tweeted early Saturday.

Lawmakers, legal experts and Justice Department officials erupted on Twitter at the thickening plot surrounding Trump’s anti-democratic charade to steal the election:

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