The home of an official from the Trump-era Justice Department in Virginia been searched by the Federal agents. who supported efforts by President Donald Trump to overturn the results of the 2020 election. Records were seized from key Republicans in at least five states linked to Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 election. There were clear signs that the authorities are ramping up their investigation of associates of the former president.
FBI searches Trump-Era Official’s Home, Subpoena GOP Leaders
On Wednesday the authorities searched the Virginia home of Jeffery Bosset Clark, who was known at the department to champion Trump’s false claims of election fraud. In recent days the agent also served subpoenas on the Republican party chairman of Arizona, Nevada, and Georgia. These three states went for President Joe Biden. Trump allies created skates of “alternate electors” planned to subvert the vote. In two states, Michigan and Pennsylvania, the republicans disclosed that they had been interviewed by the FBI.
The justice department seems to be expanding its investigation of pro-Trump efforts to overturn the 2020 election, which was completed in the deadly January 6 insurrection. The law enforcement activity came as the United States House committee investigated the riot and revealed that it had new evidence of Trump’s efforts and he had no legal basis to try to overturn the election.
Jeffrey Clark says timing was “highly politicized”
In the Thursday hearing, the committee was focused on Trump’s desire to install Clark atop the Justice department in his administration’s last days. The search of Clark’s home reason was not immediately clear and it was also not known what information agents were searching for. The person was not at freedom to discuss it by name and spoke on condition of anonymity who confirmed the search.
Thursday night, during a Fox News Channel interview, Jeffery Clark declared that the timing of the search warrant was “highly politicized”. Questioned him why his home was searched just one day before the congressional hearing. Then he said that ” It looks highly coincidental and I just don’t believe and I just don’t believe in coincidences”.
Both the Committee and the federal authorities are probing the use of replacement for duly chosen electors in seven battleground states that voted for Joe Biden. Donald Trump and his allies pressured authorities in those states to replace Joe Biden’s electors with allegations that his win was stolen. The committee this week unearthed text messages that showed an aide to United States Senate Ron Johnson, a Wisconsin Republican and an ally of Trump, tried to hand-deliver fake elector certificates to an aide for former Vice President Mike Pence.
The texts show Mike Pence’s aide refused to accept the votes. On Thursday, Johnson told a Wisconsin conservative talk radio host that the fake elector slates came from the office of Representative Mike Kelly, Pennsylvania. A spokesman responded that Johnson’s claim was “patently false.” Matt Knoedler, the spokesperson said that “Mr. Kelly has not spoken to Sen. Johnson for the better part of a decade, and he has no knowledge of the claims Mr. Johnson is making related to the 2020 election.” In recent days among those who have received subpoenas, according to a person familiar with the matter and was not authorized to discuss an ongoing investigation, was Georgia Republican Party Chairman David Shafer.
Nevada Grand old party Chairman Michael McDonald turned over his phone to federal agents. On Wednesday when they addressed him outside his car in Las Vegas and presented a warrant, according to another person familiar with the matter. Michael McDonald in December 2020 lived outside Nevada’s state capitol with other fake electors to swear a so-called “oath of office,” flanked by men in camouflage with semi-automatic rifles.
About Jeffery Bosset Clark
Jeffery Bosset Clark is an American Lawyer. He was born on 17 April 1967. He was an Assistant Attorney General for the Environment and the Natural Resources Division from 2018 to 2021. He had done his education at Harvard University (BA) and the University of Delaware.
About Mike Pence
Michael Richard Pence is an American politician. He served as the 48 Vice President of the United States from 2017 to 2021. He was born on 7 June 1959. He was previously the 50th governor of Indiana from 2013 to 2017. He was born and raised in Columbus, Indiana, and graduated from Hanover College, and earned a law degree from Indiana University Robert H. Mckinney school of law.
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