Trump DOJ official Jeffrey Clark splits with attorney days before testimony in Jan. 6 probe: report

Trump DOJ official Jeffrey Clark splits with attorney days before testimony in Jan. 6 probe: report
Jeffrey Clark, image via Screengrab.

Jeffrey Clark, the top DOJ attorney from the Trump administration, has parted ways with his attorney just days before he is set to testify before the House Select Committee investigating the Capitol insurrection.

Politico reported Wednesday night that Clark, who is scheduled to testify before the committee on Friday, has split with Robert Driscoll, a Washington attorney who was representing him, according to two people with knowledge of the matter.

"Clark has drawn notoriety for his role in the final days of the Trump administration," Politico reported, adding that it's unclear how the development will affect his scheduled testimony on Friday.

"He pushed for other senior DOJ officials to greenlight a letter falsely claiming the FBI found serious evidence of voter fraud in multiple states," the site reported. "At one point, Trump also discussed firing his acting Attorney General Jeff Rosen and replacing him with Clark. When the rest of the department's top leadership learned of the plan, they told Trump in a White House meeting that they would all quit if the president followed through on it."

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