Jan. 6 hearing live updates: ‘Just say it was corrupt,’ Trump pressured Justice officials on 2020 election

The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection is holding its fifth hearing of the month Thursday, with a focus on President Donald Trump’s efforts to pressure the Justice Department to help overturn the 2020 presidential election, which was won by Joe Biden. Shortly before the attack on Congress, senior Justice Department officials resisted Trump’s attempt to oust the acting head of the department, Jeffrey Rosen, if Rosen didn’t agree to have the agency publicly suggest that the election results were invalid.

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