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Jan. 6 committee subpoenas ex-DOJ official who supported Trump push to overturn 2020 election

Posted on AllSides October 13th, 2021
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The congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday subpoenaed a former Justice Department lawyer who played a key role in then-President Donald Trump’s effort to overturn the 2020 election.

The subpoena seeks sworn testimony and records from Jeffrey Clark, the former acting head of the Justice Department's civil division, by Oct. 29.

“The Select Committee needs to understand all the details about efforts inside the previous administration to delay the certification of the 2020 election and amplify misinformation about the election results,” Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss.,...

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