Trump-era Department of Justice official Jeffrey Clark has been subpoenaed to seem earlier than the Jan. 6 select committee on Oct. 29.

“We need to understand Mr. Clark’s role in these efforts at the Justice Department and learn who was involved across the administration,” said Rep. Bennie Thompson, a Mississippi Democrat and one of many chairs of the select committee.

The news comes after Democrats and Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee final week launched conflicting experiences on the controversy surrounding accusations former President Donald Trump pressured the DOJ to analyze election fraud claims.


Democrats on the committee declare that Trump was intent on following by way of with Clark’s plan to ship a letter to state legislatures asking them to nominate alternative electors and fireplace former Acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen.

“This report shows the American people just how close we came to a constitutional crisis,” Judiciary Committee Chairman Dick Durbin, an Illinois Democrat, mentioned of the report.

But the GOP report contends that Trump “did not pressure” the DOJ to analyze any particular claims, citing a number of interviews with high DOJ officers and Rosen.

The GOP report additionally downplayed Trump’s curiosity in Clark’s plan, arguing that a Jan. 3 White House assembly was solely held to “formally and finally decide the issues at play, which were two-fold: whether to send Clark’s draft letter and whether to remove Rosen as acting attorney general and replace him with Clark.”

The Republicans mentioned that Trump “listened to all seven individuals” within the assembly however famous that it (*6*)

The news additionally comes as Biden’s White House counsel told the archivist of National Archives to show over Trump-era paperwork to the select committee, writing “the President further instructs you to provide those pages 30 days after your notification to the former President, absent any intervening court order.”