Former Justice Department official Jeffrey Clark surrendered to Georgian authorities after arrest charged in the extortion case along with former President Donald Trump and 17 others last week in connection with efforts to overturn the 2020 election.
He was admitted to the Fulton County Jail early Friday and released on $100,000 bail.
Clark, who served as Assistant Attorney General for the DOJ’s Civil Division from September 2020 to January 2021, helped promote Trump conspiracy theories fraud in the presidential election. He was charged with violating the Georgia RICO Act and attempting to make false statements and writings.
In the indictment, prosecutors said Clark had insisted on sending an official letter from the Justice Department falsely claiming that investigators had “identified key concerns that may have affected the outcome of the election in multiple states.” .” Trump supported Clark and planned to appoint him acting attorney general until he was threatened with mass firing if he did, the indictment said.
Clark seems to be too between several unindicted co-conspirators in Special Counsel Jack Smith’s federal indictment against Trump for attempting to overturn the 2020 election results.
Trump turned himself in on Thursday evening in the Fulton County Jail to be booked for misdemeanor in the Georgia investigation. The arrest was Trump’s fourth since April, and it was the first time he — or any former U.S. president — had a police photo taken.
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