Editorial: History will harshly judge Trump’s coup attempt — and those who defend it

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St. Louis Post-Dispatch

A new report gives the clearest account yet of the extent to which former President Donald Trump attempted to subvert the Justice Department to overthrow a legitimate election. The report makes clear that a handful of top administration officials heroically averted this attempted coup by threatening mass resignations if Trump carried out his scheme. As more and more of these details emerge, Republicans who continue to support Trump’s false and toxic claims of electoral victory should think hard about how history will view him — and them. The interim report by the Senate Judiciary Committee sho…

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