Former DOJ official splits with lawyer before Jan. 6 testimony

Jeffrey Clark broke up with his lawyer.

The former senior Trump Justice Department official is due to answer questions from investigators on Jan. 6. But he and Robert Driscoll, the Washington attorney who represents him, recently split up, two people with knowledge of the matter announced on Wednesday. It is unclear whether the departure had any impact on Clark’s interview.

Clark is famous for his role in the final days of the Trump administration. He urged other senior DOJ officials to green-light a letter falsely claiming that the FBI had found serious evidence of election fraud in several states. At one point, Trump also discussed firing his acting Attorney General Jeff Rosen and replacing him with Clark. When the rest of the top department’s top management found out about the plan, they told Trump in a meeting at the White House that they would all resign if the president carried it through.

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