The activity took place just before the Jan. 6 congressional select committee began a public hearing meant to examine Clark and other allies of the former president. This hearing was originally scheduled for June 15 but was postponed. Some panel members, including Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-California), attributed the delay to difficulties in producing videos for this session and others.
Former DOJ officials, including Trump’s acting attorney general Jeffrey Rosen and his deputy Richard Donoghue, have previously testified that Trump sought to install Clark at the top of the DOJ during the chaotic final days of his administration as part of of an effort to use the department to legitimize its misrepresentations. of electoral fraud.
Vought tweeted that the raid on Clark’s house was “[a]ll because Jeff saw fit to investigate voter fraud. This isn’t America, folks. He also wrote that his organization supported Clark and that the raid was part of a “new era of criminalization of politics” in the United States.
Clark, now a senior fellow with the group where Vought is chairman, led the DOJ’s environment and natural resources division for much of the Trump administration. ABC News first reported that federal agents searched Clark’s home in Lorton, Va., on Wednesday morning.