This report details how the Republican incumbent attempted to reverse the vote and exert his will over the department. He asked leaders to declare the election "corrupt" and he only managed to subdue the rebellion at the headquarters of the department after senior officials warned that there would be a mass resignation.
Trump discussed the possibility of replacing Jeffrey Rosen, the acting attorney general at the White House, with Jeffrey Clark, the acting assistant attorney general. Clark told Rosen that he was more open to pursuing Trump’s fraud claims, even though the results had been certified by the states and Republican election officials. Courts rejected dozens legal challenges, and William Barr, Trump's former attorney general, stated that Joe Biden won fairly.
However, several of the three-hour-long meeting participants told Trump that they would resign if Clark was appointed to the Justice Department. Witnesses interviewed by the Senate committee majority staff said that White House counsel Pat Cipollone mentioned a draft letter Clark sent to Georgia officials, asking them to convene a special legislative session to discuss the results. Cipollone threatened to quit.
Richard Donoghue was Rosen's deputy at that time and said that there was no chance he would sign the letter. He also stated that he had told Trump that all the assistant attorneys general and possibly U.S attorneys would resign in masse if he replaced Rosen with Clark.
Trump and his allies tried to press Biden, but it failed. Biden was elected on January 20. The report raises serious concerns about the upcoming elections and highlights how fragile the U.S. System is. It also highlights how the integrity of government workers is a major part of that system.