Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz will investigate if any of its current or former officials "engaged in an improper attempt" to overturn the results of the presidential election. Last week, the NYT reported former President Donald Trump tried to replace then-Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen with Jeffrey Clark, acting assistant attorney general for the Civil Division. Clark and Trump reportedly discussed a plan to overturn the results of the election in Georgia.
- Justice Department officials threatened to resign if Trump replaced Rosen with Clark.
- In December, former Attorney General William Barr said there was no evidence of widespread voter fraud.
- On Saturday, the WSJ reported that Trump urged the Justice Department to ask the Supreme Court to overturn the results of the election. Both Barr and Rosen rejected Trump's demand.
- Horowitz will only investigate Justice Department officials, as he doesn't have the jurisdiction to probe other government agencies.