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Former Acting Attorney General Jeffrey A. Rosen (L) and former Acting Deputy Attorney General Richard Donoghue (R) testify during the fifth hearing of the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6 Attack on the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. on June 23, 2022.

Former Acting Attorney General Jeffrey A. Rosen (L) and former Acting Deputy Attorney General Richard Donoghue (R) testify during the fifth hearing of the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6 Attack on the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. on June 23, 2022. (Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images)

WATCH: Jan. 6 Hearing Highlights 'Brazen' Trump Attempt to Use DOJ to Overturn Election

The House January 6 committee plans to examine a meeting in which then-President Donald Trump pushed to replace then-Acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen with Jeffrey Clark, a DOJ official who had indicated his willingness to pursue false claims of mass voter fraud.

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Former President Donald Trump's "brazen attempt" to use the Justice Department to overturn his loss in the 2020 presidential election is set to be a major focus of the House January 6 committee's hearing on Thursday.

The panel's fifth public hearing will feature testimony from former Acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen and his deputy Richard Donoghue.

Three days before a right-wing mob attacked the halls of Congress as lawmakers attempted to certify President Joe Biden's Electoral College victory, both men attended an Oval Office meeting in which Trump pushed to replace Rosen with Jeffrey Clark, a DOJ official who had indicated his willingness to pursue false claims of mass voter fraud.

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