WASHINGTON—The House Oversight Committee released email exchanges on Tuesday that shed new light on former President Donald Trump’s unsuccessful efforts to get the Justice Department to investigate his baseless claims of voter fraud in the weeks before President Biden’s inauguration.
Among the communications was one from Mr. Trump’s chief of staff, Mark Meadows, who on Jan. 1 forwarded to the Justice Department a YouTube link referencing unsubstantiated allegations that people in Italy had manipulated the U.S. election results.
who had taken over the department six days earlier after Attorney General William Barr resigned under pressure from Mr. Trump.
In another message that same day, Mr. Meadows asked Mr. Rosen to examine allegations of “signature match anomalies” in Fulton County, Ga. Mr. Rosen forwarded the message to Mr. Donoghue, adding: “Can you believe this?
I am not going to respond to the message below.” Mr. Barr had said, and other officials have concurred, that there was no evidence of widespread fraud in the 2020 election that would have changed the results.
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