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DOJ Launches Investigation into Whether or Not Officials Improperly Altered Election Results

WASHINGTON – The Justice Department’s inspector general launched an investigation Monday into whether current or former department officials improperly sought to “alter the outcome of the 2020 presidential election” in favor of former President Donald Trump.

The announcement follows disclosures last week that Trump considered firing acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen during the last weeks of the president’s administration in an effort to replace him with a loyalist to pursue challenges to election results. Rosen stepped into the job last month after his predecessor, William Barr, contradicted the president’s accusations of widespread voter fraud.

“The investigation will encompass all relevant allegations that may arise that are within the scope of the (office’s) jurisdiction,” Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz said.

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