Farah resigned from her role as White House communications director in December 2020, one month after the election. 当时, she said it was “the honor of a lifetime to serve in the Trump administration.”
After the deadly January 6 起义, Farah told CNN that Trump lied to the American people about the 2020 presidential election results and said that he should “seriously consider” resigning from office.
Clark emerged in the last week of 2020 as a central player in Trump’s two-month-long effort to overturn the vote in key states — and as one of the officials who was in direct contact with Trump.
While serving as the acting head of civil cases at the Justice Department at the end of the Trump presidency
, Clark floated plans to give Georgia’s legislature and other states backing to undermine the popular vote results
. He gave credence to unfounded conspiracy theories of voter fraud
, according to documents from the Justice Department
, and communicated with Trump about becoming the attorney general
, a Senate investigation found this month
The extent of Clark’s talks with Trump in the days before January
6 aren’t yet publicly known
. The committee subpoenaed Clark for testimony and documents
The committee has already spoken to two superiors of Clark at DOJ, former acting attorney general Jeffrey Rosen and former acting Deputy Attorney Richard Donoghue, who told Trump that if he installed Clark as attorney general as a way to overturn the election of Joe Biden, many DOJ officials would resign.
Both men already have confirmed Clark’s push inside the Justice Department to give Trump cover to spread election lies, and his efforts to elevate himself into the top job as Congress’ certification of the election neared.
The Senate Judiciary Committee
, led by Democrats
, slammed Clark in its 400-page report on the attempted coup of the election and asked for a DC Bar review of his professionalism as a lawyer
. Democrats who run the committee did not have Republican support for a subpoena
, 和 Clark did not speak to them
Both the Senate Judiciary report and the House select committee investigating January 6 have highlighted that there are still unanswered questions about lawyers and members of Congress around the former President, their conversations with Clark and discussions about how the Justice Department could help Trump.
Some of the House committee’s inquiries are focused on US House Rep
. Scott Perry
, a Pennsylvania Republican
, who introduced Clark to Trump.