Richard Donoghue Biography

Richard Donoghue is an American personality who was formerly known as an attorney and prosecutor and who served as the acting United States deputy attorney general from December 2020 to January 2021. Before being appointed to this position, he was principal associate deputy attorney general in 2020 and has also served in the position of United States attorney for the Eastern District of New York from 2018 to 2020.

Early Life

Richard Donoghue was born in 1964 and he is a graduate student of Hofstra University, from where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree and later received his doctorate from the St. John’s University School of Law.

Richard Donoghue Career

Donoghue has worked for the Judge Advocate General’s Corps, United States Army, where he earlier worked as the magistrate judge, contract litigator, defense counsel, and prosecutor. He also worked in the 82nd Airborne Division. Richard also worked at the position of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York before leaving the place for any other person and joining the principal position of the associate deputy attorney general under then-Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey A. Rosen. Richard served as the United States Attorney in January 2018 and later in 2020, it was announced that he would leave the place of Eastern District of New York to serve the position of the associate deputy attorney general at the U.S Department of Justice.

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On 23rd June 2022, Richard was present and testified at the fifth public hearing on the case of the United States House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack. He talked about his experiences with then-president Trump and the White House during the days after the 2020 US Presidential Elections and before the Capitol Attack of 2021 in the United States. He stated that Trump has embraced the case of “attempts to overturn the decision of the 2020 Presidential Elections in the U.S.”


Richard provided the contemporaneous notes to the committee stating that Trump ordered Richard to just say that “the election was corrupt and leave everything rest to me and the Republican Congressman”. Richard claimed that then-President Trump summoned him and other positions of the Department of Justice and informed them that a meeting would be held, which was never actually expected.

During the time, Trump used the occasion and the absence of many of the officials from the department of the justice to pursue the replacement of recent acting attorney general Jeffrey A. Rosen with Jeffrey Clark, who was assumed to be the true believer of Trump during the time. Donoghue stated that after the proposal, Trump asked him “What have I got to lose?” and in answer, Richard Donoghue replied that his actions would trigger mass resignations from the department of justice and it would become a graveyard.

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Richard Donoghue Biography

Real Name Richard P. Donoghue
Birth Date 1964
Age (as of 2022) 58 Years
Birth Place New York, United States
Profession Attorney
College Hofstra University, St. John’s University
Qualification B.A., J.D.

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 10” – in Centimeters – 177 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 85 kg  –  in Pounds –  187 lbs
Hair Color Blonde
Eye Color Blue



Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Who is his wife? Not Known
Children Not Known

Personal Life

Richard Donoghue, who is around 60 years old and served the United States Army and the United States Department of Justice for many years, is surely a married man. It would be unfair to say that he is not married. The only thing is that he has not revealed the information regarding his personal details including his wife’s name, his children’s name, and the number of children he has got.

Richard Donoghue Net Worth

It is for sure that Richard Donoghue is earning a good income because of his association with the different government departments of the United States. Most recently (June 2022), he is in the news because of his involvement in the claims given by then-president Trump against the 2020 Presidential Elections. He attended the fifth Public Hearing for the case of the January 6 Capitol Attack.

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