The January 6 select committee issued a subpoena to Jeffrey Clark, a former Justice Department official who allegedly helped Trump raise false claims around the election.
why it matters: Announcement a. comes on the heels of Senate report Which revealed the extent of former President Donald Trump’s efforts to reverse the results of the 2020 election.
- Committee continues to issue summons to Trump officials as they intensify their investigation
- The report also detailed Clarke’s role in Trump’s pressure campaign, including proposing a letter to encourage state legislators to delay authentication of election results.
- Clark also told former acting attorney general Jeffrey Rosen and former deputy attorney general Richard Donoghue that Trump had offered to install him as acting attorney general, reports Zachary Basu of Nerdshala.
What are they saying: “The selection committee needs to understand all the details about the past administration’s efforts to delay the certification of the 2020 election,” selection committee chairman Benny Thompson said in an emailed statement.
- “Know the role of Mr. Clark in these efforts at the Justice Department and who was involved in the administration,” he said.
what to watch: The subpoena requires Clarke to appear on record and testify in a statement on October 29, according to the statement.