Jan. 6 panel subpoenas former DOJ official over Trump bid to deny Biden election win

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Supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump stitchery extracurricular the Capitol arsenic constabulary wide the gathering with teardrop gas, successful Washington, January 6, 2021.

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The House prime committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot subpoenaed erstwhile Justice Department authoritative Jeffrey Clark connected Wednesday, citing grounds helium tried to disrupt the post-election transportation of powerfulness to Joe Biden from Donald Trump.

Clark, the erstwhile acting adjunct lawyer wide for the DOJ's civilian division, was subpoenaed for documents and to look for a deposition connected Oct. 29, the House sheet said.

In a letter, the committee said it has uncovered "credible evidence" that Clark tried to impact the DOJ "in efforts to interrupt the peaceful transportation of power."

Select Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., said investigators request to cognize "all the details astir efforts wrong the erstwhile medication to hold the certification of the 2020 predetermination and amplify misinformation astir the predetermination results."

"We request to recognize Mr. Clark's relation successful these efforts astatine the Justice Department and larn who was progressive crossed the administration. The Select Committee expects Mr. Clark to cooperate afloat with our investigation," Thompson said.

Jeff Clark, Assistant Attorney General for the Environment and Natural Resources Division, speaks during a quality league astatine the Justice Department successful Washington, September 14, 2020.

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