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 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 is issued amid mounting congressional inquiries. At least three officials involved in the organizing of the violent riot have already turned over documents to the committee in response to subpoenas.