Trump-era Justice Department official Jeffrey Clark has been subpoenaed to appear before the target jan. 6 select committee on October 29.
"We need to understand Mr. Clark's role in these efforts at the Department of Justice and who was involved across the administration said Rep. Bennie Thompson , a Democrat from Mississippi and one of the chairmen of the select committee.
The news comes after Democrats and Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee released the week last conflicting reports on the controversy surrounding the accusations of the former President Donald Trump pres asked the DOJ to investigate allegations of electoral fraud.
SENATE JURISDICTION GOP ADVOCATES TRUMP PRESSURES ON DOJ AFTER PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION EXPRESSED
Democrats on committee say Trump had it 'intends to follow through with Clark's plan to send a letter to state legislatures asking them to appoint a replacement for voters and fire former acting attorney general Jeffrey Rosen.
" This report shows the American people how close we are to a constitutional crisis, "said Judiciary Committee Chairman Dick Durbin, an Illinois Democrat. Of the report.
But the GOP report claims that Trump "did not put pressure " on the DOJ to investigate.is on specific allegations, citing multiple interviews with senior DOJ officials and Rosen.
The GOP report also downplayed Trump's interest in Clark's plan, saying a meeting of the White House on January 3 had only taken place to "formally and ultimately decide the issues at stake, which were twofold: send Clark's draft letter and state whether to remove Rosen as attorney general interim and replace it with Clark. "
Republicans said Trump " listened to the seven people "during the meeting, but noted that this "resulted in President Trump 's refusal to send Clark's draft letter and terminate Rosen.
The news also comes as the 'Biden White House lawyer told the archivist of the National Archives to deliver the documents of the era Trump to the select committee, in writing "the President further requests that you provide these pages 30 days after your notification to the former President, in the absence of any court order.