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How Trump tried to pressure Georgia officials to overturn the 2020 election | CNN

By Marshall Cohen, Jason Morris and Christopher Hickey, CNN
Illustration by Will Mullery, CNN Published August 5, 2021

Illustration by Will Mullery, CNN

Washington (CNN) – Prosecutors in Georgia are still investigating whether former President Donald Trump broke any laws when he tried to overturn his 2020 defeat in the hotly contested state.

The probe ramped up earlier this year, with a grand jury convening in Atlanta. Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis has said the criminal investigation includes potential “solicitation of election fraud, the making of false statements to state and local governmental bodies, conspiracy, racketeering, violation of oath of office and any involvement in violence or threats related to the election’s administration.”

Months after the election, new information is still coming to light about Trump’s potentially unlawful effort to overturn the results.

Recent reports indicate that he considered installing a loyalist as acting attorney general at the Justice Department — someone who agreed with Trump’s false claims about voter fraud and was prepared to pressure election officials in Georgia to overturn the results.

Source: How Trump tried to pressure Georgia officials to overturn the 2020 election

‘Amtrak Joe’ Biden to visit Philadelphia train station Friday – CNNPolitics

“Amtrak Joe” is returning to his roots.

By Betsy Klein, CNN, Updated 12:34 PM ET, Tue April 27, 2021

Train photo.. Courtesy Rocky Mountaineer 

(CNN) — “Amtrak Joe” is returning to his roots.

President Joe Biden will commemorate the 50th anniversary of Amtrak’s founding when he travels to Philadelphia on Friday to make a push for his massive infrastructure proposal, a White House official confirmed to CNN.

He will be visiting the William H. Gray III 30th Street Station in downtown Philadelphia, the official said.

The train station trip is part of a travel blitz, aptly named the “Getting America Back on Track” tour, which is aimed at highlighting the President’s first 100 days in office and his legislative push for infrastructure, something Biden expected to advocate for as he addresses a joint session of Congress on Wednesday.

Biden is also set to travel to Atlanta on Thursday.

Source: ‘Amtrak Joe’ Biden to visit Philadelphia train station Friday – CNNPolitics