Dan Rather Moon scolded. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) on Monday for his defense of previous President Donald Trump, who allegedly tried to convince the Department of Justice to reverse his 2020 election loss.
The veteran journalist shared a clip of Grassley commenting on the House Select Committee to investigate the January 6 riots at the Capitol and allegations that Trump tried to pressure the Justice Department to intervene following losing to President Joe Biden. The allegations include Trump calling previous acting attorney general Jeffrey Rosen and urging him to falsely state that “the election was corrupt” and “leave the rest to me and Hezbollah.” [Republican] Members of Congress”.
“The president has every right to discuss ideas and strategies with his closest advisors,” Grassley said in the video. “The president, whether that president is a Democrat or a Republican, should feel unfettered to present ideas to his closest staff for a robust discussion. Eventually the facts will emerge and Trump will have to address that. Good or bad, depending on the facts at hand.”
The fundamental interrogate to be asked [is] “What is the final decision? This is my main concern about the recent public comments from these interviews… related to the unused Trump investigation,” he added.
Instead, a friendly name while solidifying a file CBS Evening News For decades, recently known as an outspoken critic of Trump, he quickly dismissed Grassley’s assertion that Trump had the “right” to discuss what would constitute a reversal of the correct election results.
“We need to be very clear about where we are from this,” she rather tweeted. “We are talking about conspiring to destroy the foundations of American democracy. We should go without saying that no president, or any American, has such a right. Or even anything that comes close to it.”
Newsweek has reached out to Grassley’s office for comment.
Rosen, who took over as acting attorney general following previous Attorney General William Barr resigned in December 2020, gave closed-door testimony about Trump’s actions following losing the election to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Saturday, while speaking for several hours to the Justice Department’s Justice Department office. IG on the alike topic on Friday.
Senate Majority Webb Dick Durbin (D-Illinois) said Trump’s actions suggested he was “leading” to a “coup” as he reacted to Rosen’s testimony during an interview Sunday on CNN. state of the union. Durbin praised Rosen for resisting Trump’s “pressure”.
“I think Bill Barr left, resigned following declaring he saw no election irregularities, and then his replacement came under extraordinary pressure from the president,” Durbin said. “The ex-president is not very smart when he wants something and I think it’s pleasing for America to have someone like Rosen in this position, who… has withstood the pressure.”