WASHINGTON (AP) — The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol has issued a subpoena to a former Justice Department lawyer who positioned himself as an ally of former President Donald Trump.
A Senate committee report issued last week shows how Jeffrey Clark championed Trump’s efforts to undo the election results inside the Justice Department and clashed with superiors who resisted the pressure.
"We need to understand Mr. Clark’s role in these efforts at the Justice Department and learn who was involved across the administration. The Select Committee expects Mr. Clark to cooperate fully with our investigation,” said Chairman Bennie G. Thompson.
The subpoena comes amid signs of a rapidly escalating congressional inquiry, with at least three of the officials who were involved in organizing the rally that preceded the violent riot handing over documents in response to subpoenas from the committee.