WASHINGTON — Federal authorities searched the home in suburban Virginia on Wednesday Former Justice Department Attorney Jeffrey Clarkonce central to Donald Trump’s bid to undo the 2020 presidential election, two people familiar with the matter said Thursday.
The law enforcement action comes as: the parliamentary committee investigating the attack of January 6, 2021 at the Capitol willing to outline how Trump unsuccessfully attempted to install Clark as acting attorney general to prosecute false allegations of election fraud.
A spokesman for the US Attorney’s Office in Washington, DC, confirmed that law enforcement activity was taking place in the general area of Clark’s home, but declined to describe the purpose of the action.
Clark could not be reached for comment Thursday. His lawyer did not immediately respond to questions.
The House Committee Thursday He was expected to receive testimonies from three top former Justice Department officials, including former Acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen, about Clark’s attempts to thwart them by drafting a letter to Georgian officials seeking certification of the election results. to postpone the state.
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According to a report by the Senate Judiciary Committee, Clark sought to enlist Rosen to aid in “Trump’s election subversion plan,” telling Rosen that he would decline Trump’s offer to take Rosen’s place if Rosen agreed to join.
The effort included a controversial meeting of the Oval Office on Jan. 3, when Richard Donoghue, then-deputy attorney general, warned that a mass resignation of Justice Department officials and federal prosecutors would follow if Trump replaced Rosen with Clark to overthrow the United States. undermining the presidential election. scheme. Donoghue will also testify on Thursday.
During the three-hour meeting, then-White House attorney Pat Cipollone and deputy defense counsel Patrick Philbin also threatened to tender their resignations, allegedly violating Clark’s efforts to pursue unfounded allegations of election fraud with a “murder-suicide pact.” ‘ called.
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