Monday, August 8, 2022

Agents search home of Trump-era Justice Department official

Federal agents searched the Virginia home of a Trump-era Justice Department official who supported President Donald Trump’s efforts to reverse the results of the 2020 election, according to a person familiar with the matter.

The reason for the discovery was not immediately clear. The person who confirmed the finding was not authorized to discuss it by name and spoke on condition of anonymity.

Bill Miller, a spokesman for the US Attorney’s office in Washington, confirmed the existence of law enforcement activity in Lorton, Virginia, where Clark lives, but would not elaborate on the purpose.

Clark’s role before the January 6 uprising at the Capitol is expected to feature prominently on Thursday in a House hearing investigating the riots.

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Clark’s attorney did not return emails and phone messages seeking comment.

The defeated Trump considered elevating Clark, who headed the department’s civilian division but is no longer with the department, to the agency’s top role. recognized as

Trump relented only when other senior Justice Department officials warned Trump that he would resign if he followed through on his plan to replace Acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen, who testified with Clark on Thursday. Huh.

Meanwhile, the Justice Department has shown signs of accelerating the investigation into the January 6, 2021 riots, serving up a wave of subpoenas related to a plan to invalidate alternative, or fake, voter results. Joe Biden won the election.

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