A House committee investigating the January 6 riots at the U.S. Capitol sent a subpoena on Wednesday to Jeffrey Clark, a former Justice Department official who allegedly pursued former President Donald Trump’s allegations of baseless voter fraud. The DOJ was angered to use — the latest in a string of summons to House investigators targeting Trump aides.
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Clark’s election-related efforts came amid months of evidence-free allegations from Trump that his 2020 loss was motivated by widespread vote-rigging, a dubious theory Trump cited in his failed gamble to reverse the election results. In late December, Clark suggested that the DOJ send a letter encouraging officials in Georgia — which President Joe Biden narrowly won — to “take whatever action is necessary” in light of alleged vote irregularities, according to the Senate Judiciary. for taking report good. He too allegedly Then-acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen encouraged him to hold a press conference, claiming that the DOJ was investigating voter fraud. At one point, Clark suggested to Rosen that Trump had offered to install Senate investigators and A. According to Attorney General new York Times report good.