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MALICIOUS MEMO: Trump’s deranged attempt to rid the White House of “disloyal” employees

MALICIOUS MEMO: Trump’s deranged attempt to rid the White House of “disloyal” employees

Trump's deranged attempt to rid the White House of "disloyal" employees

According to the recently released Jan. 6 House Select Committee report, Donald Trump issued a memo following his 2020 election loss ordering anyone contradicting his claims that the election was stolen to be fired.

This was confirmed during former White House Counsel Pat Cipollone’s deposition with congressional investigators.

“Anyone that thinks there wasn’t massive fraud in the 2020 election should be fired,” the December 2020 memo said.

The never released statement was drafted after then-Attorney General William Barr refused to go along with his boss’s baseless claims – causing friction between the once-tight allies.

“To date, we have not seen fraud on a scale that could have effected a different outcome in the election,” Barr told the Associated Press in a December 1st interview, according to CNN Politics.

It was something that didn’t sit well with then-President Trump, who had no problem announcing Barr’s resignation as the nation’s top prosecutor via his Twitter account – still active at the time.

“As per letter, Bill will be leaving just before Christmas to spend the holidays with his family,” Trump tweeted.

Trump appointed Jeff Rosen as Acting Attorney General to replace Barr, with Richard Donoghue as Rosen’s second in command.

It was a move that the election-denying sore loser would soon find didn’t fit any better into his coup-plotting agenda.

“Between Dec. 23 and Jan. 3, the president either called me or met with me virtually every day, with one or two exceptions,” Rosen told the January 6th investigative committee during its fifth televised hearing.

The Justice Department refused to oblige Trump’s constant requests to “do something” to investigate his unsubstantiated claims of mass voter fraud.

Frustrated with the lack of support for his illegal plans, Trump tried once again to swap out Attorney Generals.

Disgraced Department of Justice official Jeffrey Clark catapulted into the President’s inner circle by pitching a plan he concocted to send a letter to Georgia election officials lying about the DOJ’s findings – causing mass pushback from agency employees when Trump suggested replacing Rosen with Clark.

The plan was abandoned after the threats of a mass exodus.

At the time of Barr’s resignation, both he and Trump denied the split was anything less than amicable – but that would change after the two-time Attorney General testified before the House Select Committee.

According to The Guardian, “Barr told the committee that Trump had ‘become detached from reality’ and his allegations of election fraud were ‘bogus’, ‘idiotic’ and ‘bullshit,'” in the taped video.

When it comes to the ex-President, it’s always been “Trump’s way, or the highway,” so news that he wanted to fire anyone not going along with his plans – however illegal – is not a shock. What is shocking, however, is that there was indeed a smidge of honor among the political thieves.

This an even more eye-opening reminder that if not for the likes of Bill Barr and Jeffrey Rosen, we could very well have lost our democracy – even before the Capitol riot.

Original reporting by Virginia Chamlee at People.

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Ty Ross
News journalist for Occupy Democrats.

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