Cops search Trump-era prosecutor’s house

WASHINGTON — Federal agents searched the Virginia home of a Trump-era Justice Department official who supported President Donald Trump’s efforts to reverse the results of the 2020 election, according to a person who familiar with the matter.

The reason for the search was not immediately clear. The person who confirmed the search was not authorized to discuss it by name and spoke on condition of anonymity.

Bill Miller, a spokesman for the US law firm in Washington, confirmed the existence of law enforcement activity in Lorton, Virginia, where Clark lives, but declined to comment on the target.

Clark’s role in the run-up to the January 6 Uprising at the Capitol is expected to feature prominently on Thursday during the House hearing investigating the riots.

A lawyer for Clark did not return an email and phone message asking for comment.

Defeated Trump considered elevating Clark, who headed the department’s civilian division but is no longer with the department, to the bureau’s top role after identifying himself as eager to pursue Trump’s false claims of voter fraud.

Trump only relented after other senior Justice Department officials warned Trump they would resign if he went ahead with his plan to replace Acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen, who is due to testify Thursday, with Clark.

The Justice Department, meanwhile, has shown signs of speeding up its investigation into the run-up to the January 6, 2021 riots, issuing a wave of subpoenas over a plan to use alternative or fake voters to test the results of the election. the election won by Joe Biden.

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