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Authorities search home of former Trump DOJ official

FILE – Acting Assistant U.S. Attorney General Jeffrey Clark speaks as he stands next to Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey A. Rosen during a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington, Oct. 21, 2020. The House panel investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, U.S. Capitol insurrection will vote on pursuing contempt charges against Clark Wednesday, Dec. 1 as the committee aggressively seeks to gain answers about the violent attack by former President Donald Trump’s supporters. (Yuri Gripas/Pool via AP, File) Yuri Gripas/AP

Authorities search home of former Trump DOJ official

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Federal agents searched the home of a former Trump Justice Department official involved in attempts to overturn the results of the 2020 election.

Investigators searched the home of Jeffrey Clark in Lorton, Virginia, on Wednesday. Clark was a key player in former President Donald Trump‘s effort to get the Justice Department to support his claims of widespread election fraud.

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A spokesperson for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Washington confirmed that there was law enforcement activity “in that area yesterday” but declined to provide further information in a statement to ABC news.

Clark, who was the head of the DOJ’s civil division during the Trump administration, has been connected to a proposal to intervene in Georgia’s certification process. Trump is believed to have favored him to replace Jeffrey Rosen, the acting attorney general, to oversee efforts to challenge President Joe Biden’s victory.

Clark was subpoenaed by the Jan. 6 committee last October for his testimony and records to provide a clearer picture of his role in efforts at the Justice Department and who in the administration was involved.

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The search came a day before the Jan. 6 committee’s Thursday hearing, which is expected to focus on Trump’s efforts to “corrupt the Justice Department,” Chairman Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS) said Tuesday.

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