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WASHINGTON – Former President Donald Trump’s threat to oust his attorney general in favor of someone more willing to pursue his baseless claims of election fraud will be the focus the House Jan. 6 committee’s hearing Thursday.

  • ⌚ When does the hearing start? 3 p.m. EDT
  • ⚖️ How did the DOJ showdown go down: After top Justice Department officials found no merit to Trump’s election fraud allegations, Trump considered replacing Acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen with Assistant Attorney General Jeffrey Clark. But relented after an Oval Office showdown where top lawyers at the Justice Department and White House counsel’s office threatened to resign.
  • ?️ Who is expected to testify? Three former Justice Department officials – Acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen, Acting Deputy Attorney General Richard Donoghue and Steve Engel, an assistant attorney general for the Office of Legal Counsel – are expected to describe the Oval Office showdown over removing Rosen.
  • ?What do we know about their testimony? The committee has already played portions of taped depositions with Rosen and Donoghue, illustrating how each told Trump they investigated his claims of election fraud and came up empty.
Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo and Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss during the first hearing of the committee to investigate the January 6 attack on the United States Capitol. After a year-long investigation, the committee will hold eight public hearings to reveal their findings.

Feds descend on home of ex-Justice Department official Jeffrey Clark

Federal authorities on Wednesday were at the suburban Virginia home of former Justice Department lawyer Jeffrey Clark, once central to Donald Trump’s effort to overturn the 2020 presidential election, two people familiar with the matter said Thursday.

Clark is expected to be a central figure in Thursday’s hearing of the House Jan. 6 committee, which will outline Trump’s unsuccessful plan to install him as acting attorney general to pursue false allegations of election fraud.

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