NYT Caught Lying About Claim That Trump Pushed DOJ To Call Election Corrupt

FILE PHOTO: Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a news conference at his Trump National Golf Club in Jupiter, Florida, March 8, 2016. REUTERS/Joe Skipper/File Photo
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Back on July 30th, The Palmieri Report reported on notes that surfaced which the media claimed showed that Trump called for the DOJ to say the election was corrupt even though they didn’t think it was.

At the time we told you that the notes were without context.

According to new notes released by the Democrats, Trump urged the DOJ to declare that the 2020 election was corrupt.

It is important to keep in mind that these are notes and we do not have the full context.

This has deep state hit written all over it.

Trump Urged DOJ To Declare 2020 Election Was Corrupt?

Trump then responded to the story blasting it as phony:

Trump Responds To DOJ Election Fraud Note

Now, we have this.

A full look at the notes in context blows up the Media’s narrative.

Here is what NYT claimed at the time:

President Donald J. Trump pressed top Justice Department officials late last year to declare that the election was corrupt even though they had found no instances of widespread fraud, so that he and his allies in Congress could use the assertion to try to overturn the results, according to new documents provided to lawmakers and obtained by The New York Times.

The exchange unfolded during a phone call on Dec. 27 in which Mr. Trump pressed the acting attorney general at the time, Jeffrey A. Rosen, and his deputy, Richard P. Donoghue, on voter fraud claims that the department had disproved. Mr. Donoghue warned that the department had no power to change the outcome of the election. Mr. Trump replied that he did not expect that, according to notes Mr. Donoghue took memorializing the conversation.

‘Just say that the election was corrupt + leave the rest to me’ and to congressional allies, Mr. Donoghue wrote in summarizing Mr. Trump’s response.

Here is the truth:

From Federalist:

However, a review of the notes from that December 27, 2020 meeting, provided by the Biden administration to the House Committee on Oversight and Reform and posted on the latter’s webpage, expose the Times as once again a purveyor of fake news.

While the Times claimed the above exchange occurred during a phone call in which Trump “pressed” Rosen and Donoghue “on voter fraud claims that the department had disproved,” the “just say that the election was corrupt” comment came in an entirely different portion of the discussion, the handwritten notes establish.

That comment followed Donoghue’s assurance that the department would “look at whether there were more ballots in PA than registered voters.” Donoghue’s commitment to investigate this potential fraud came in response to Trump’s earlier assertion that Pennsylvania had only 5 million voters in the state, but there were 5.25 million votes casts.

“Clearly fraud,” the handwritten notes show Trump saying to the two top DOJ officials, while Donoghue added his own commentary, of “possibly true?” in a parenthetical.

Then, after telling Trump the DOJ would look at whether there were more ballots cast in Pennsylvania than registered voters, Donoghue noted they “should be able to check on that quickly but understand that the DOJ can’t + won’t snap its fingers + change the outcome of the election, doesn’t work that way.”

It was in response to that statement that Trump said “[I] don’t expect you to do that, just say that the election was corrupt + leave the rest to me and the R. Congressmen.

This context changes everything. Trump didn’t tell his acting attorney general and deputy AG to ignore the department’s conclusion that there was no fraud and to instead announce to Americans that the election was corrupt, leaving it to him and his “congressional allies” to overturn the results of the election. Rather, Trump wanted the DOJ to make that announcement following confirmation that more ballots were cast in Pennsylvania then there were registered voters.

That isn’t all that is problematic.

The DOJ told Trump that they could not overturn the results of an election even if they found fraud. 

The cycle continues.

Here is the tactic of the media and Democrats:

Push a lie about Trump to the American people.

It gets debunked.

Move onto a new lie. 

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