House May Charge Trump DOJ Official With Contempt

The Hill reports:

Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.), the chair of the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, said he would not rule out contempt charges against Jeffrey Clark, a former Trump Department of Justice official implicated in the former president’s efforts to forward his election fraud claims.

“It’s under consideration, absolutely,” Thompson said. Thompson’s comments came after a relatively brief deposition with Clark, who sat down with committee staff on Friday and apparently refused to respond to questions.

Photos of Clark arriving at and leaving the deposition shared by reporters for CNN and CBS suggest he sat with investigators for under two hours — a short time frame, considering how long such depositions can go on.

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