For President Trump and his team, the effort to overturn the results of the 2020 election has been an all-encompassing war, being waged on innumerable fronts, via all manner of legal and political actions.
This is the issue for the White House for the foreseeable future, and President Trump himself has made no qualms about calling for an “all hands on deck” approach.
It is perhaps this gusto that got a White House liaison booted from the Justice Department.
The official serving as President Donald Trump’s eyes and ears at the Justice Department has been banned from the building after trying to pressure staffers to give up sensitive information about election fraud and other matters she could relay to the White House, three people familiar with the matter tell The Associated Press.
Heidi Stirrup, an ally of top Trump adviser Stephen Miller, was quietly installed at the Justice Department as a White House liaison a few months ago. She was told within the last two weeks to vacate the building after top Justice officials learned of her efforts to collect insider information about ongoing cases and the department’s work on election fraud, the people said.
Stirrup is accused of approaching staffers in the department demanding they give her information about investigations, including election fraud matters, the people said. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to publicly discuss the matter.
The news comes just days after Attorney General Bill Barr appeared to refute the President’s allegations about the election, stating that no evidence of “widespread voter fraud” had been discovered by the DOJ.
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