Feds raided ex-Trump Justice official in conspiracy, obstruction probe, filing say

Feds raided ex-Trump Justice official in conspiracy, obstruction probe, filing say
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Sept 14 (Reuters) – Former Trump administration lawyer Jeffrey Bossert Clark told Washington, D.C., legal regulators that a federal raid of his home in June was tied to a U.S. Justice Department investigation for conspiracy, false statements and obstruction of justice, according to a filing released on Wednesday. The filing was made by the District of Columbia Bar committee and outlines which laws federal investigators believe may have been broken in connection to a raid earlier in the year when agents took Clark’s electronic devices. Read more Clark has been under scrutiny for his attempts to be made attorney general under the then-President Donald Trump in order to promote false election fraud claims.

Clark’s attorneys and a Justice Department spokesperson did not immediately return requests for comment.

Clark, who is facing disciplinary charges in Washington, D.C., appears to have made the statement about the federal raid to D.C. legal regulators in a still-sealed filing in his ethics case. It was recounted by a D.C. Bar Committee that rejected Clark’s request to defer prosecution by the bar’s Office of Disciplinary Counsel until the DOJ probe is over. read more

The D.C Bar committee also denied Clark’s efforts to pause the disciplinary proceedings until the conclusion of the congressional investigation into the Jan. 6, 2021, riots at the U.S. Capitol, and a Georgia grand jury investigating Trump’s efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 election.

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Reporting by Jacqueline Thomsen; Editing by Leslie Adler

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Jacqueline Thomsen, based in Washington, D.C., covers legal news related to policy, the courts and the legal profession. Follow her on Twitter at @jacq_thomsen and email her at [email protected]

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