(PresidentialWire.com)- Jeffrey Clark, an obscure Justice Department official, met with President Donald Trump in the Oval Office to discuss an attempt to overturn the 2020 presidential election. Clark had a plan to send letters to the leaders of critical states that Biden had won, saying that the DOJ had concerns over voter fraud.
Clark’s bosses rejected this letter and warned that no evidence was uncovered that could be used to overturn the election. According to a deposition from Clark’s deputy, Clark told Trump that “we can get this done.” Key witnesses have provided new details about the confrontation that took place in the Oval Office.
A reconstruction of the events shows how close the country came to crisis three days before the insurrection. The evidence fills in crucial details about Clark’s efforts, including an email indicating he was sent a draft letter outlining a plan to try to overturn the election. When Donald Trump met with acting Attorney General Eric Rosen in December, Robert Clark was acting head of the Justice Department’s civil division. Rosen was investigating claims of massive voter fraud in Trump’s election loss at the time. The next day, Trump told Rosen in a phone call that “people are furious” about the lack of investigation into voter fraud and referred to meeting Clark.
Two weeks before the discussion in the Oval Office, Kenneth Klukowski had just started his new job as legal counsel for the civil division controlled by Clark at the Justice Department. Klukowski sent an email to Clark that has been a central mystery in the Clark episode. The House Judiciary Committee seeks to determine if Klukowski wrote the letter and whether he did so alone.
Jeff Clark, acting head of the Justice Department’s civil division, sent that crazy letter to state election officials asking them to reconsider their certified election results. In the letter, Clark asked for an intelligence briefing about an allegation that the Chinese controlled U.S.-based voting machines via internet-connected smart thermostats. Deputy Attorney General Richard Donoghue called the request “wildly inappropriate and irresponsible” and “nothing less than the department meddling in the outcome of a presidential election.”
Donoghue told Clark, “you don’t know what you’re talking about.”
Three days later, a mob broke into the Capitol after Donald Trump falsely claimed he won the election by “a landslide.”
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