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Mike Pence cancels Florida vacation to help Trump effort to overturn presidential election

By PhillyNews.FYI , in News , at November 11, 2020 Tags: , , ,


As President Trump’s Ukraine scandal enveloped D.C. last fall, eventually leading to his impeachment, public corruption prosecutors in the Justice Department were held back by Attorney General Bill Barr from investigating whether Trump had broken any other laws, the New York Times reports.

“After the Senate acquitted the president, Mr. Barr in effect took the case away from the Public Integrity Section, sending all Ukraine-related inquiries to the U.S. attorney’s office in Brooklyn, according to six people familiar with the matter,” the Times reports. “Compounding the prosecutors’ dissatisfaction was a stalled case around that time against a member of Mr. Trump’s cabinet, the former interior secretary Ryan Zinke. The deputy attorney general, Jeffrey A. Rosen, told the section’s lawyers that they needed a stronger case.”

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