U.S. House panel probing Capitol riot subpoenas former Justice official

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Acting Assistant U.S. Attorney General Jeffrey Clark speaks adjacent to Deputy U.S. Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen astatine a quality league astatine the Justice Department successful Washington, U.S., October 21, 2020. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas/Pool/File Photo

WASHINGTON, Oct 13 (Reuters) - A legislature sheet investigating the deadly Jan. 6 riot astatine the U.S. Capitol said connected Wednesday it has issued a subpoena seeking grounds and records from Jeffrey Clark, a erstwhile elder authoritative astatine the Justice Department who was a proponent of Donald Trump's mendacious predetermination fraud claims.

The U.S. House of Representatives Select Committee "needs to recognize each the details astir efforts wrong the erstwhile medication to hold the certification of the 2020 predetermination and amplify misinformation astir the predetermination results," the panel's Democratic chairman, Bennie Thompson, said successful a statement.

"We request to recognize Mr. Clark’s relation successful these efforts astatine the Justice Department and larn who was progressive crossed the administration. The Select Committee expects Mr. Clark to cooperate afloat with our investigation," Thompson said.

The subpoena requires Clark to nutrient records and attest astatine a deposition connected Oct. 29.

The Senate Judiciary Committee past week issued a study saying determination was "credible evidence" that Clark was progressive successful efforts to interrupt the peaceful modulation of powerfulness portion serving astatine the Justice Department.

An lawyer for Clark did not instantly respond to a petition for comment.

Reporting by Patricia Zengerle; Editing by Leslie Adler and David Gregorio

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