October 07, 2021

Grassley Releases Republican Report on Review of Trump’s management of Justice Department following 2020 Election

Report cites senior DOJ officials who say Trump followed advice and recommendations of senior advisors on election-related decisions

WASHINGTON – Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, today released the committee Republicans’ report on the committee’s review of former President Trump’s management of the Justice Department following the 2020 presidential election.  The investigation was launched by Chairman Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) in January. This report coincides with committee Democrats’ report based on the same universe of information.
 
“The transcripts of this investigation speak for themselves, and they paint a very different picture from the left’s claims that the former president weaponized the Justice Department to alter the election results. The available evidence shows that President Trump did what we’d expect a president to do on an issue of this importance: he listened to his senior advisors and followed their advice and recommendations. Contrast that with President Biden’s actions on Afghanistan. Biden ignored the advice of his generals and went ahead with a reckless and disaster-filled withdrawal,” Grassley said.
 
The investigation focused on key events involving Trump and senior Justice Department officials from December 14, 2020, to January 3, 2021. Along with reviewing documents, the committee interviewed three former Justice Department officials: Acting Attorney General Jeff Rosen; Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard Donoghue; and U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia BJay Pak. Committee Democrats opted to release their report having not yet received requested government documents and having not yet heard from Jeffrey Clark, a former assistant attorney general and key figure of the investigation.
 
The minority’s report pulls directly from the witness transcripts to arrive at its findings. An executive summary of the report is available HERE.
 
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Pak Ex 8 - Grassley_ America Must Be Better Than This.pdf


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