Trump's Justice Department Ally Hit With Ethics Charges Over Plot To Toss 2020 Vote
Added 07-23-22 12:54:02am EST - “The DOJ official, Jeffrey Clark, wanted to send a letter that then-White House counsel Pat Cipollone called a "murder-suicide pact" claiming election fraud.” - Huffpost.com
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A former Justice Department official and steadfast Donald Trump ally is being hit with ethics charges for his plot to use the department to try to throw out legitimate results of the 2020 presidential election.
Trump considered making Jeffrey Clark — a former environmental lawyer in the DOJ’s Civil Division — acting attorney general after William Barr quit so that Clark could go forward with a plan to manipulate the election results.
Clark wrote a draft letter on Dec. 28, 2020, which then-White House counsel Pat Cipollone called a “murder-suicide pact.” It made false claims that the Justice Department had discovered election fraud in several states.
Clark also outlined a plot to arrange for state legislatures to send fake electors to Congress to disrupt certification of the legitimate vote, which Joe Biden had won, according to a document filed Tuesday by the District of Columbia Bar’s Office of Disciplinary Counsel.
Hamilton P. Fox III, the disciplinary counsel for the D.C. Bar, has charged Clark with attempting to engage in dishonest conduct and “conduct that would seriously interfere with the administration of justice” for his actions, according to the filing.
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