The Senate committee released a report of its investigation last week. A panel spokesman on Jan. 6 declined to comment on Rosen’s performance.
Clark has yet to ask questions from Congressional investigators investigating Trump’s past few weeks in office. His lawyer did not want to comment on the subpoena. And while Rosen resisted Trump’s efforts to co-opt the DOJ, Clark appears to have relieved them.
Internal emails show that he asked senior DOJ officials to send out a letter he wrote falsely claiming that the FBI had found evidence of serious election fraud in several states. Another then senior official – Richard Donoghue, who answered questions from the January 6 committee last week – told Clark that sending the letter was “not even possible.”
Clark also told Rosen that Trump would oust him as acting head of the DOJ and give Clark that role, Rosen previously told the Senate Judiciary Committee.
“Well, here’s the thing, Jeff Clark, my subordinates are not allowed to fire me,” Rosen Clark replied, 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 were not carried out; the DOJ never sent his letter and Trump didn’t fire Rosen.
“The special committee needs to understand all the details about efforts within the previous administration to delay certification of the 2020 election and spread misinformation about election results,” said Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.), Who served on January 6th the panel headed chairwoman, in a statement. “We need to understand Mr. Clark’s role in this Justice Department effort and find out who has been involved across the board.”
The subpoena calls for Clark to appear to testify on October 29th, the same day the documents will be presented to the panel.
The Washington Post first reported that the Clark subpoena is imminent.