Federal investigators on Wednesday searched the Virginia home of Jeffrey Clark, the former Justice Department official who pushed the department, at then-President Trump’s request, to get involved in efforts to challenge the 2020 election results. “The U.S. Attorney’s Office can confirm that there was law enforcement activity in the Lorton area yesterday,” a spokesperson for the U.S. attorney’s office in Washington said Thursday, declining to comment further on the search. Trump tried to install Clark as acting attorney general in the days before the Jan. 6 insurrection when top Justice Department officials refused to lend credibility to his false voter fraud claims. Clark pushed agency leaders to issue a letter to states stating that they had authority to replace electors with those who would back Trump. AdvertisementJustice Department leaders and members of the White House counsel’s office threatened to resign en masse if Trump made the change.
Source: Los Angeles Times June 23, 2022 23:55 UTC