This Senate committee released a report on its investigation last week. A spokesperson for the Jan. 6 panel declined to comment on Rosen’s appearance.
Clark, however, has yet to respond to questions from Congressional investigators reviewing Trump’s final weeks in office. His lawyer declined to comment on the subpoena. And while Rosen has resisted Trump’s efforts to co-opt the DOJ, Clark appears to have facilitated them.
Internal emails show he urged senior Justice Department officials to send a letter he wrote falsely claiming the FBI found evidence of serious voter fraud in several states. Another senior official at the time – Richard Donoghue, who answered questions from the Jan. 6 committee last week – told Clark that sending the letter was “not even within the realm of possibility.”
Clark also told Rosen that Trump was going to oust him from his post as acting head of the Justice Department and hand that role over to Clark, Rosen told the Senate Judiciary Panel earlier.
“Well, here’s the thing, Jeff Clark, my subordinates can’t fire me,” Rosen replied to Clark, according to his testimony. “So I don’t accept what you tell me, that you are going to replace me.” I’ll contact the president and tell him I need to talk to him. “
Clark’s plans did not materialize; the DOJ never sent its letter and Trump did not fire Rosen.
“The select committee needs to understand all the details of efforts within the previous administration to delay certification of the 2020 election and amplify misinformation about election results,” said Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) , the panel of January 6. president, in a press release. “We need to understand Mr. Clark’s role in these efforts at the Department of Justice and who was involved in the administration.”
The subpoena calls for Clark to appear for a deposition on October 29, the same day the documents are due to be delivered to the panel.
The Washington Post first reported that Clark’s subpoena was imminent.