Trump’s emails suggest he had sought to delay certification of the 2020 election

Thomas was ‘key’ to a plan to delay certification of 2020 election, Trump lawyers said in emails to special counsel Robert Mueller Robert (Bob) MuellerCNN’s Toobin warns McCabe is in ‘perilous condition’ with emboldened Trump CNN anchor rips Trump over Stone while evoking Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting The Hill’s 12:30 Report: New Hampshire fallout MORE.

The revelation of the emails came after The Washington Post reported Tuesday that they contradict Michael Cohen, the president’s personal lawyer, telling congressional committee last year that Trump had no discussions with him about delaying the election.

The disclosure of the emails appeared to undercut the legal basis behind Mueller and his committee’s efforts to obtain documents related to the president’s financial dealings since the 2016 election.

The newly disclosed exchanges suggested Trump had sought to delay certification of the 2020 election, and that he had been unsuccessful in his attempts to persuade Cohen to influence the vote, the emails showed.

Cohen also wrote in an email to Trump’s aides on Feb. 6, 2017, that he was “key” to Trump’s decision not to fire Mueller, according to The Post, citing the emails and a source familiar with the matter. The source said Cohen was referring to Trump’s decision not to fire Mueller in May 2017, when Comey testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee.

The Post report is the latest to emerge about Trump’s legal troubles.

Earlier this month, the Justice Department appointed former FBI director Robert Mueller as special counsel to investigate Russia’s role and possible coordination with Trump’s campaign.

Trump lashed out at Mueller’s Justice Department in a series of public posts on Twitter Tuesday, calling the probe a “witch hunt” and claiming it was “a total Hoax.”

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