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Trump DOJ Official Faces Ethics Charge Over Bid to Overturn Vote

July 22, 2022, 4:41 PM

Former US Justice Department attorney Jeffrey Clark was accused of ethics violations by the Washington D.C. bar association for his role in Donald Trump’s attempt to overturn the 2020 election results.

Clark, an assistant attorney general at the time, wrote a “proof of concept” letter falsely alleging election fraud in several states and outlining a strategy to get state legislatures to send unauthorized electors to Congress to disrupt certification of the vote, according to a document filed by the D.C. bar’s Office of Disciplinary Counsel on Tuesday with the court of appeals.

The draft letter was addressed to the ...