The Office of the Inspector General of Police Michael Horowitz “is beginning an investigation into whether any former or current DOJ officers are engaged in an improper attempt by the DOJ to change the outcome of the 2020 presidential election,” announced Monday.
Clarke – who appealed to the former president’s false claims of election fraud – met Trump before in January and told Rosen after the meeting that the then president was about to replace him with Clarke. Clarke would then proceed to keep Congress according to papers to prevent Biden from certifying the election results in Biden’s favor.
Clarke is no longer in the department.
Rosen demanded to hear news directly from Trump, the Times said, and arranged a meeting on the evening of Jan. 3 – the same day that Trump’s Georgia secretary, Brad Raffensparger, asked Trump to find enough of the state official Screwed for The vote for him to win Georgia, came to light.
Senate Chief Leader Chuck Schumer called on Horowitz to launch an investigation on Saturday, writing in a tweet that it would be “disqualifying a Trump Justice Department leader to overturn the will of the people.”
This story has been updated with additional details.