Federal authorities have broken into the home of a former Justice Department official who disseminated ex-President Donald Trump’s false allegations of voter fraud.
Investigators searched the home of Jeffrey Clark in suburban Virginia on Wednesday, sources told the New York Times Thursday afternoon.
Clark played a central role in Trump’s efforts to get the Justice Department to claim that there had been enough voter fraud in Georgia and other states to cast doubt on Joe Biden’s winning the presidency.
As acting chief of the Justice Department’s civil division, Clark helped draft a letter to Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp in December 2020, stating that the department had identified “significant concerns” in several states about the “outcome of the elections.” The letter was not supported by any evidence.
The letter urged Kemp to call a special session of the Georgia state legislature to “form a separate list of voters supporting Donald J. Trump.”
It was initially unclear what the investigators could be looking for.
The search came the day before the House Select Committee’s fifth public hearing investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riots and focusing on Trump pressuring the Justice Department to help him overturn the election results.
Clark’s role and steps he has taken to support Trump’s efforts should be a topic at the hearing scheduled for 3 p.m. Thursday.
A spokesman for the US Attorney’s Office in Washington, DC, confirmed to CNN that law enforcement activity was taking place “near” Clark’s home and declined to comment further.
Clark and his attorneys did not immediately comment.
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https://metro.co.uk/2022/06/23/feds-search-home-of-donald-trumps-justice-official-jeffrey-clark-16881193/ The FBI raids the home of Donald Trump's attorney general, Jeffrey Clark