Former President Donald Trump may not be the person who was “pulling the strings” behind a plan hinged on replacing the top Justice Department official with a loyalist willing to carry out a more aggressive strategy to challenge the results of the 2020 election, a Democratic Senate investigator admitted on Sunday.

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, appeared on NBC News’s Meet the Press to discuss the interim report released last week by his panel on the DOJ pressure campaign.

Trump is said to have favored replacing Jeffrey Rosen, his acting attorney general, with Jeffrey Clark, another DOJ official who drew up a proposal to intervene in the Georgia certification process and raised doubts about the election results in other states. The former president opted not to dismiss Rosen after he was told during an early January meeting in the Oval Office that top Justice Department officials and White House counsel Pat Cipollone would resign if he went through with the plan, according to the 394-page report from the Senate Judiciary Committee, which was based on the testimony of former officials and documents.

Whitehouse told host Chuck Todd that investigators have “a very complete picture of the extent to which Trump was personally involved in this,” and he noted Trump’s overtures to Georgia officials about the election results is the focus of a separate investigation looking into whether the former president and his allies broke state laws.... Read More: Washington Examiner