House lawmakers subpoena ex-DOJ official over alleged attempts to interrupt Trump-Biden power transfer

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  • On January 6, the House Select Committee investigating the Capitol riots summoned former Justice Department official Jeffrey Clark.
  • The House panel said Clark, the former acting assistant attorney general for the DOJ’s Civil Division, was summoned to appear for documents and for a statement on October 29.
  • The committee’s latest action comes days after it announced that it may soon pursue a criminal contempt of Congress referral to former Trump adviser Steve Bannon.

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The House Select Committee investigating the January 6 Capitol riot tried on Wednesday to obstruct the transfer of power from Donald Trump to Joe Biden, citing evidence to former Justice Department official Jeffrey Clark.

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The House panel said Clark, the former acting assistant attorney general for the DOJ’s Civil Division, was summoned to appear for documents and for a statement on October 29.

In a letter, the committee said it had uncovered “credible evidence” that Clark tried to engage the DOJ “in efforts to disrupt the peaceful transfer of power.”

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Selection committee chairman Benny Thompson, D-Miss., said investigators “need to know all the details about past administration efforts to delay certification of the 2020 election and increase misinformation about election results.” “

“We at the Justice Department need to understand Mr. Clark’s role in these efforts and to know who was involved in the administration. The Select Committee expects Mr. Clark to fully cooperate with our investigation,” Thompson said.

The committee’s latest subpoena comes five days after it announced it may soon send a referral to former Trump adviser Steve Bannon for refusing to comply with his own subpoena in criminal contempt of Congress .

The summons to Bannon scheduled a statement for him on Thursday.

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