The House select committee investigating the January 6 attack on the Capitol is sharpening its focus on former President Trump, sending a subpoena Wednesday to a former Justice Department official allegedly near the heart of the former president's efforts to overturn the election results.
The committee said it wanted records and testimony from Jeffrey Clark who attempted to use Department of Justice resources to delay the certification of 2020 election results, according to a report released last week by the Senate Judiciary Committee.
"The Select Committee needs to understand all the details about efforts inside the previous administration to delay the certification of the 2020 election and amplify misinformation about the election results," committee Chairman Bennie Thompson said in a statement. "We need to understand Mr. Clark's role in these efforts at the Justice Department and learn who was involved across the administration."
Clark is believed to be central to the efforts of the Trump administration to delay the certification of the election results and convince the public without evidence that President Biden had not legitimately won the election. Clark was in contact with Mr. Trump in the days leading up to January 6, according to the Senate Judiciary committee's report.