The House select committee investigating the January 6 attack on the US Capitol unanimously voted Wednesday night to approve the report to hold former DOJ official Jeffrey Clark in contempt of Congress for defying his subpoena by refusing to answer questions during a recent deposition and failing to hand over documents to the panel.
Passing the criminal contempt report on Clark out of committee sets up a key floor vote in the House, which could come as soon as this week. Following passage in the chamber, it would get referred to the Justice Department, which would then have to decide whether to prosecute.
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The Jan 6 committee just voted to recommend the House hold Jeffrey Clark in contempt.
Clark has direct knowledge of Trump’s efforts to utilize the DOJ to prevent a peaceful transfer of power.
By refusing to appear, he’s violating the law. He will be held accountable.
— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) December 2, 2021
9-0: House January 6th Select Cmte unanimously votes to recommend the full House hold former Trump DOJ official Jeffrey Clark in contempt of Congress for refusing to comply with their subpoena in the January 6th attack probe. https://t.co/qFqdo6okLT
— Craig Caplan (@CraigCaplan) December 2, 2021