Jan. 6 committee to vote on criminal contempt referral for ex-Trump DOJ official Jeffrey Clark

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  • The Jan. 6 select committee said it would meet this week to decide whether the House should hold former Justice Department official Jeffrey Clark in contempt of Congress and issue a criminal referral for his prosecution.
  • Clark is the second Donald Trump aide to face contempt proceedings stemming from a January 6 House Select Committee investigation, when hundreds of supporters of the former president stormed the Capitol and forced Congress to flee their chambers. forced.
  • The House previously voted to hold former Trump senior White House adviser Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress.

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The panel of lawmakers probing the deadly Capitol riots said Monday they will meet this week to decide whether the House should hold former Justice Department official Jeffrey Clarke in contempt of Congress and issue criminal referrals for his prosecution. should do.

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Clark is the second Donald Trump aide to face contempt proceedings stemming from a January 6 House Select Committee investigation, when hundreds of supporters of the former president stormed the Capitol and forced Congress to flee their chambers. forced.

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The House voted in contempt in October for refusing to comply with the select committee’s summons to Trump’s former senior White House adviser Steve Bannon for documents and testimony. A federal grand jury indicted Bannon on two counts of contempt of Congress. He has pleaded not guilty.

As it did for Bannon, the committee said in a press release that it would meet Wednesday at 7 p.m. ET on Capitol Hill for a “business meeting” to vote on the contempt report for Clark.

That report would include language recommending that the House cite Clark “for criminal contempt of Congress” and refer him to the US Attorney’s Office in Washington for prosecution.

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