CNN: Trump Attempted to Steal the 2020 Election
David Axelrod compares it to Richard Nixon is a 'choir boy' compared to this
CNN's David Axelrod blasted Donald Trump after reports that he allegedly pressed the Justice Department to overturn the 2020 presidential election.
The report claimed that Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen was prepared to resign because of Trump's insistence on overturning the results.
Donoghue’s account of the call shows Trump “directly instructed our nation’s top law enforcement agency to take steps to overturn a free and fair election in the final days of his presidency,” House Oversight and Reform Committee Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., said in a press release.
During an interview on CNN’s “Situation Room," Anchor Wolf Blitzer said:
"We can now see for ourselves in black and white just how serious this attempt was to overturn the results of a free and fair democratic election here in the United States. How dangerous was this effort?”
“I mean, we’ve never seen anything like it in our lifetimes…I’m old enough to remember a thing called the Saturday Night Massacre during Watergate when one after another Justice Department officials resigned rather than allow — rather than follow the orders of Richard Nixon to fire a special prosecutor who was looking into the Watergate break-in and was pursuing subpoenas against the White House."
"And that ultimately led to the unraveling of Richard Nixon.”
“Richard Nixon was a choir boy compared to this."
"This was an attempt to essentially steal an American election, an election for the presidency using the Justice Department as a front to do it," he said.
"It’s the most appalling, disturbing thing you can imagine, and the only thing that disturbs me more is that the architect of that is currently the frontrunner for the nomination of his party to run again.”
“Imagine if Donald Trump got this power in his hands again."
"You know, he was frustrated that he couldn’t get Justice Department officials to hew to his wishes on this."
"I don’t think he’d make that mistake again, and that’s a very, very disturbing prospect for this country.”
Axelrod's remarks come as Maricopa County officials refused to cooperate with subpoenas and give access to passwords and routers used in the 2020 election.
Maricopa County Board of Supervisors chairman Jack Sellers said in a statement:
“Maricopa County long ago provided to the Arizona Senate everything competent auditors would need to affirm the accuracy and security of the November General Election."
Last week, Trump told a packed-out crowd of patriots in Phoenix, Arizona, that "the election was the big lie."
During the “Rally to Protect Our Elections,” Trump made his case the election was "rigged."
"It was the most corrupt, dishonest, and unfair election in the history of our country,” Trump said.
"The election was the BIG lie,” he said.