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Ex-DOJ Official Facing Disbarment And Criminal Charges For His Part In Trump’s ‘Election Subversion Scheme’

After it became clear that voters had chosen Joe Biden to be the next president, then-assistant attorney general Jeffrey Clark went into action at the Justice Department, actively trying to get states such as Arizona and Georgia to overturn their results and declare Donald Trump the winner, even though he had lost by an overwhelming margin.

Those actions, in what is being called a coordinated “election subversion scheme,” now have Clark facing disbarment and the possibility of being charged with criminal offenses for his efforts to interfere with the election, according to The Guardian:

The mounting scrutiny of the ex-assistant attorney general, who led the justice department’s environment division for almost two years and then ran its civil division, was provoked by a report from the Senate judiciary committee whose Democratic chairman, Richard Durbin, has asked the DC bar’s disciplinary counsel to examine Clark’s conduct and possibly sanction him.

The panel’s exhaustive 394-page report followed an eight-month inquiry, and included voluntary testimony from former acting attorney general Jeffrey Rosen and his deputy, Richard Donoghue, revealing how Clark schemed privately with Trump about ways to pressure Rosen to help launch an inquiry into baseless charges of voting fraud in Georgia and other states that Joe Biden won.

Former DOJ inspector general Michael Bromwich says Clark clearly crossed the line and should indeed face sanctions for his actions:

“It’s no mystery why Clark is playing hard to get with Congress. He faces a meaningful threat of criminal liability based on the facts contained in the Senate report.

“The Senate report provides overwhelming evidence that Jeffrey Clark became a witting pawn of Trump’s in trying to launch a coup in the justice department, which would then serve as the launching pad for the broader coup whose aim was to overturn the results of the election.”

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) echoed Bromwich, noting:

“Either Jeffrey Clark was an enterprising sycophant looking to score points with a transactional president, or he was a cog in a much larger election-theft scheme. Clark’s testimony under oath will be very important to arrive at the full truth, which is why it’s very hard to imagine he avoids testifying – either before Congress or a grand jury.”

Testimony from Clark could also implicate others inside the administration — former Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, Mike Pence, and Trump — in the attempted coup that reached its apex on Jan. 6 when thousands of pro-Trump protesters stormed the Capitol and staged an illegal insurrection.

Additionally, if any members of Congress played a role in the Capitol attack and were part of the larger conspiracy, they too could be facing expulsion from Congress and referral to the Justice Department for criminal charges including sedition.

Those most likely to be implicated include Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX and Josh Hawley (R-MO), along with GOP Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene (GA), Jim Jordan (OH), and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA).

By Andrew Bradford

Proud progressive journalist and political adviser living behind enemy lines in Red America.

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