Skip to main content
Publish date:

Klobuchar reacts to report Trump plotted against his attorney general

The NYT story alleges further tactics to overturn the election.

With former President Donald Trump's second impeachment trial looming, Minnesota's senior senator is nudging her Republican colleagues to consider the latest report about Trump's quest to overturn the 2020 election.

On Saturday, Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D) tweeted out the New York Times story, which says Trump plotted to oust Acting Attorney General Jeffrey A. Rosen — in favor of a loyal Justice Department lawyer who would "wield the department’s power to force Georgia state lawmakers to overturn its presidential election results."

Referencing the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, over which Trump was impeached the following week, Klobuchar described the plot alleged in the Times as "another kind of insurrection."

"Different weapons, same intent: illegally remain in power," she wrote in the tweet. 

The post also calls out "colleagues still on the fence on impeachment," suggesting they should take these new charges into consideration when Trump is tried in the senate next month. 

The Times story, which is "based on interviews with four former Trump administration officials who asked not to be named because of fear of retaliation," says Trump ultimately backed down from the plan when a number of "the Justice Department’s top leaders" threatened to resign over the move.

The department lawyer said to have devised the plan, Jeffrey Clark, told the Times that this account of events "contained inaccuracies but did not specify" any, and "categorically denied" any plot to oust Rosen. 

The forthcoming senate impeachment trial — which will be Trump's second — is scheduled to get underway on February 9.

He's the only president in U.S. history to have been impeached twice; he was tried in the senate, but not convicted, last year. 

Next Up

snow, blowing snow

Winter storm warnings issued with heavy snow set to slam MN

Parts of northern Minnesota could see more than a foot of snow, but there won't be much in the Twin Cities.

D'Angelo Russell

With KAT out, Timberwolves can't upset Nets

D'Angelo Russell stepped up but couldn't overcome Brooklyn's firepower.

Everson Griffen Vikings dot com

Everson Griffen confirms he has bipolar disorder

"I’ve been running from it a long time. I’m not ashamed of it anymore.”

Angela Renee Jones, St. Cloud murder suspect

St. Cloud suspect now charged in two local murder cases

Both murders happened within a day of each other in June.

st anthony 3 crop

Twin Cities police ask for help finding missing 16-year-old

Police say all her family and friends have been contacted, and none of them know where she is.

mpd suspect 12.3.21 - 1 - CROP

MPD releases photos of shooting suspect, asks for public's help

The man is wanted in connection with a fatal shooting that happened Wednesday evening.

redmons popcorn colbert 2

Support grows for Redmon's Popcorn after shop's sudden closure

The county also commented on the situation, saying it hopes to help owner Zack Redmon.

prior lake high school

Prior Lake HS investigating another 'racist' video involving student

The principal said the social media video was reported to them this week.

Screen Shot 2021-12-03 at 3.08.27 PM

Walz: Minnesota has secured 1 million rapid, at-home COVID tests for kids

It comes as the delta variant continues to surge in Minnesota, and the omicron variant might follow.

boundary waters

Forest Service limiting permits to BWCAW due to damage, overcrowding

Visitors have been cutting down trees and have been forced to compete for campsites.



'Embarrassing': Klobuchar slams GOP senators over election challenge

The DFLer came after her colleagues in a series of tweets.

Minnesota and Michigan welcome signs

In court filings, Trump lawyers confuse Michigan with Minnesota

This comes amid ongoing legal battles over the election.

Donald Trump

Here's what President Trump said on his visit to Bemidji

The president spoke from Bemidji Airport on Friday.

Now New York Times is reporting alleged Klobuchar staff mistreatment

This is the third major report about working conditions in the senator's office.

Another report of Klobuchar's alleged staff mistreatment surfaces

BuzzFeed says it has seen emails in which Klobuchar "regularly berated employees."

Klobuchar the target of negative story ahead of 2020 announcement

The report involves the senator's reputation as a tough boss.

vote, vote now

MN Supreme Court dismisses attempt to block election certification

Another legal defeat for Republicans challenging the election.