30 Burst results for "Jeffrey Clark"
Ali Velshi: America Dodged a Bullet but the Gun Is Still Loaded
"If you want the news, where do you go, Chris? Where'd he go, Travis? America's news, man. Ali belty. That's right. And here he is again. Good morning, Ali velshi. Good morning to you, my friend. It is great to see you again on this Friday morning. It's a Friday's always a great long day for me. And this is my, you know, this is getting my blood flowing in the morning stretches. Yeah, yeah. Right. This is your stretch for your weekend. And I have my your pillow. Yes. If my pillow, not anything relevant about my pillow, I just thought I'd bring my pillow. You know, I was going to read this tweet to you because this is where we find ourselves. You having to be a news reporter in this day and age. Patrick tweets, a pillow magnate, just had his phone seized by the FBI at a hardee's in connection to a fired reality TV host trying to steal The White House and I'm begging the writers of America season 246 to please stop drinking for even one day. Do you not feel like that when you're just like, who else was it? Oh, somebody, oh, Don said, it seems almost written that Trump will be picked up at a McDonald's. Who was the other guy in a clown wig at dairy? And dairy Queen. The guy that said Trump is going to be reinstated. But that's real. That's real. Ally. Where do we find ourselves at this juncture? The problem is, and as I've traveled around the world, it's all like this, right? It's all stuff that you could discount as not sufficient to make a movie plot. The type of lawyers Trump surrounded him with the four seasons landscaping thing after the election. It's all the Christina bob as his lawyer. It's all like that except two problems are occurring. One is they actually did real damage and continue to do real damage. They actually ruined real people's lives. So aside from people who were killed on January 6th, a lot of people were duped who are now going to jail. And Donald Trump continues to phone in to their rallies and things like that and encouraged. Not a bit of remorse. If I ever did anything that caused another human to spend a night in detention, I would be racked with remorse forever. But number three, which is the most important is that everybody looks at that stupid clown car and says, you know, they weren't going to succeed at this, which is not entirely true, right? But for Mike Pence making a decision at the last minute, our democracy could have been fully imperiled. There are a whole lot of smarter people out there who aren't part of the clown car. Who aren't Rudy Giuliani who want to buy who aren't, you know, all these lawyers that he's got who are looking at this thinking, um, I can figure out a way to get this right so that isn't a pillow guy and a McDonald's and all of this kind of stuff. That's actually what I worry about. The too many people look at this ridiculousness and write it off as, wow, that was stupid and ridiculous. But we didn't really Dodge a bullet. We actually really did Dodge a bullet and we better be careful because the guns got more in them. Yeah, this has caused one of America's premier newsman Ali velshi to bring an actual prop on a morning radio show. You actually brought a pillow because if I want to be really good, I'd have a pillow and a phone because the pillow magnet had his phone set. That's right. Now, you're going to cover that this weekend about by the way, it is not easy to see someone's phone, right? I mean, there have been a number of phones. Tell us about how you're covering that this weekend. Well, so I want to try to make sense of it, right? Because of the January 6th committee, there's the Department of Justice investigation in which Merrick Garland seems to have woken up to the idea that despite the possible damage and martyrdom of Donald Trump, if he's indicted for anything, the Department of Justice has to take this seriously and in a timely manner. So the DoJ has seized a bunch of phones. They put out a bunch of subpoenas. Now keep in mind, we got, we got Boris Epstein. He had his phone taken. And Mike Roman, who was a campaign strategist for Trump had a phone taken. The pillow man had his Jeffrey Clark had his phone taken back in June, Dan scavino, the social media director, had his and Bernie kerik. Former commissioner of the New York police, who was working with Rudy Giuliani in overturning the election, had his phone taken. It is very hard to take somebody's phone, by the way. The Department of Justice can't do it as a fishing expedition like Donald Trump likes to say. You can't take a phone for purely investigative investigatory purposes. You have to have probable cause of a crime and convince someone that you do. There's a high bar to getting someone's phone. Now, my confusion is that when it comes to pillow guy and guys like that, I feel like they've said all the quiet parts out loud on either fox or whatever crazy outlook will have them. So I'm curious as to what could possibly be on their phone, but they haven't already said they're being sued by dominion voting. They're being sued by all sorts of people. So I don't know, but I will say this that between the January 6th committee and the Department of Justice, they've all been very deliberative, more deliberative than many of your listeners are my viewers would like them to be. We took them to move faster in some cases. They've been very deliberative. So if they're getting the stuff, one of two things is happening. They know there's valuable information on those phones or it's information they already know and they are now calling these guys in or looking at their phones to say, we already know this. We just need further corroboration before we place charges or things like that. So those two things are happening and I don't know which. Right. So this special master ruling, we just talked to Glenn kirschner about it. I mean, it's just, it's getting harder and harder to sort of cover, first of all, I don't even know how you keep track of all of these stories of lawbreaking, and which crimes are being investigated by who. But you know, I mean, I guess Trump has succeeded once again in at least delaying. Yes, that's exactly what it is because the special master has to get through the documents now by November 30th. Which, you know, the Trump people had wanted three months. The Department of Justice and wanted less. November 30th, the one, the one thing about that, and I guess the Department of Justice doesn't care to get politics involved in this, but there's a sort of political thing happening between now and November 30th and it's November 8th, right? It's the actual midterm elections in which it does seem that some Republicans and conservatives are disgruntled by the degree of criminality that seems to surround the former Trump administration and Trump today. And so that's the frustration that why November 30. This is just a delay tactic. There may or may not be some documents that were seized that were inappropriate, but generally speaking, the FBI and what's called its filter team do a relatively good job of this. So this is just going to be a way to do what Donald Trump has always done. One day, perhaps Donald Trump will face the music. Yeah. He's very, very, very good at delay, and that's what the special master essentially. Yeah. Speaking of politics, our Republicans trying to lose the midterms. Let's talk about the Lindsey Graham's proposed. Right? That's exactly right. And now this stunt was desantis and Abbott, you know, illegally flying migrants in some cruel prank. So it's cruel. It's cruel and the cruelty seems to be the point. I'm not sure that moves the needle politically all that much other than gets Democrats who were thinking of not voting. To vote. But I think abortion may have done that anyway. So I think you're seeing a lot of energy amongst Democrats, which you wouldn't have seen in the midterm typically. But the Lindsey Graham thing just weird, right? The
Jill Wine-Banks Explains What Goes Into Getting a Search Warrant
"Can you explain as a prosecutor? Jill, what a lot of people have said is do you know how much evidence there has to be for a judge to sign off on a search warrant for the home of a former president. We talked about this with Jeffrey Clark and John eastman that for a lawyer of a president, there's got to be a high bar. Can you explain what just happened yesterday? It's a high power for any American citizen. To be subjected to a search. And a judge will take even extra caution if it happens to be somebody who happens to be the former president of the United States. The bar is very high. It isn't the same as what it would take to convict at a trial, which is beyond a reasonable doubt. But probable cause means it's more probable than that. And remember, there is a judge who has already found that Don eastman and Donald Trump more probably than not, more likely than not, committed a crime. As far as the reporting here, we can, I would say, conclude that the reason for this search had to do with missing documents that were wrongfully taken from The White House and kept at Mar-a-Lago. Some of those are highly classified and pose a national security threat. We don't know if those are the ones that they were looking for. We don't even know for sure that it was documents that belong to the government and not to Donald Trump that they're looking for. But we do know whatever they were looking for if they find other things that are evidence of crime. They can take them if they're in plain sight. They have to be within the exact precincts of what the subpoena said. So if the subpoena says they can search a safe, they can search his office, they can search his bedroom. All of that is fine. That means they can't go into the lobby. It means they can't go into the bed, whatever room isn't named. But if they find something there, then in the places that are specified, it's fair game.
CNN Airs Video of Trump DOJ Lawyer Being Raided by DOJ
"CNN airs body footage of Trump DoJ lawyer doing DoJ raid Can I put my pants on question Mark Z the goal is to humiliate this guy By Stephen proctor proctor Short for proctologist This is Yahoo entertainment They find it very entertaining CNN aired footage of Aaron Burnett out front On her program Thursday that it had obtained a body cam footage that we still can't get Jesse waters has been trying We still can't get body footage of you know the big dumb Paul Pelosi the drunk can't get the body footage of him but we got it of this guy The moment federal agents carried out a raid on the home of former Department of Justice lawyer Jeffrey Clark just over two weeks ago So you see those during the raid no they had body cameras no they are subject to being released and the people telling them to do the right no they want them released Now this is the U.S. attorney's office in Washington D.C. He is accused of trying to aid former president Trump and his alleged attempt to overturn the 2020 election No he's not He's not accused of anything He hasn't been accused of anything Clock is also accused of drafting a letter to Georgia officials refuting President Biden's win in the state So the rate occurred the day before former top DoJ officials testified to the January 6th committee that Clark went to great lengths to help the former president remain in office Don't you love the median America They can't just report a story
American Greatness Senior Contributor Julie Kelly on the J6 Witch Hunt
"And we are joined by Julie Kelly of American greatness, Julie. Welcome back to the show. Hey, Seb, thanks so much for having me on. Let me just put to you straight away the obvious naive layman's question that we've had what more than 700 people hunted down, arrested more than a hundred, I believe, your correct me more than a hundred still confined in political prison cells, not far from this studio. Mostly on menial low grade charges, such as trespass or the obstructing an official process charge and we have a lack of a similar response to the violence being done across America in the names of social justice, BLM, antifa or abortion. Is that a silly question? Am I, am I? Am I missing something Julie Kelly? As usual, savvy you are not missing a thing. You're way ahead of everything as usual. So yes, oh, I will correct you on one number, though. I believe we are up to more than 850 Americans who have been hunted down by this DoJ. They just arrested someone yesterday, said we're here 18 months later, and they are still hunting down capital trespassers, so subjecting them to FBI raids in one case last week, the FBI used an informant to get a man to talk about what he did at the capitol and he was charged with three misdemeanors. This is the crusade, this dragnet, this witch hunt, I believe they're trying to a thousand total January 6th defendants before election day or campaign season. They think it's some sort of talking point. But yes, we have that part of the dragnet witch hunt going on regular Americans. Then, of course, you have what we're seeing recently, which is the roundup of political figures such as the head of the Arizona Republican Party, Georgia Republican Party, and then of course the FBI raid of Jeffrey Clark's home, and the really egregious confrontation by FBI agents with Doctor John eastman stealing his iPhone before showing him a
Former Trump DOJ Official Jeffrey Clark Raided by FBI
"So Jeffrey Clark was a Department of Justice official. What is the crime that they're alleging he might have participated in? We don't know, Charlie. I mean, we don't know, we tried to get a sense or Jeff's lawyers tried to get a sense as part of the warrant and they have not revealed what the legal claim is there. Obviously, you know, the left believes that he was up to no good in trying to investigate what millions of people across this country and it was now been documented that there was widespread fraud in the last election. And Jeff was one of the few people at the Department of Justice, I would say, probably the only one that said we have a problem here, the president wants to investigate it to make sure we know and get our arms wrapped around a problem. And Jeff tried to do that. And as a result, he felt he faced the opposition of the career first lawyers that were surrounding
Russ Vought on a Terrifying New Development From Biden's DOJ and FBI
"And for all of you in the grassroots, you have to know that there is this orchestrated plan happening right now. The help us unpack this is Russ vote. He is the president of the center for renewing America and former White House, OMB director. And he also is very close with Jeffrey Clark, who was raided last week by the Department of Justice, Russ, welcome to the Charlie kirchhoff. Thanks for having Charlie. Appreciate it. So Russ walk us through what happened last week with Jeff. Well, Jeff's house was rated in a pre dawn manner. The Department of Justice came to him over a dozen officials law enforcement officials, including those from fairfax county police department. They were there to raid his house to search it to take his electronics, they didn't let him change and let him get into a pair of jeans. They took him out and made him be in his pajamas for over a number of hours. A complete show of intimidation and for those of you who are following the news like you do, Charlie, you know that that coincided with the fact that he was going to be the focus of the January 6th hearings, the sham hearings going on on Capitol Hill. So on a very in the same week that all of the exposure was designed to show that he was at the forefront of a law enforcement investigation to show that this is the person that they were trying to demonize as part of these hearings. And of course, this is just follow on from Peter Navarro. It's follow on from Steve Bannon. Other GOP officials that we're trying to get a handle on and election investigation were the brunt of similar targeting last week. I know that the situation with Jeff better than the others. But this is the weaponization this is the criminalization of politics that we have not seen in this country. In quite some time, if
"jeffrey clark" Discussed on WCPT 820
"Lesson well. You see he can't spring everyone so he wants to spring himself. Yeah. Wow, thank you, Rocky Mountain Mike. Hey. Speaking of big names, Karen in Chicago. Hi Karen. Hey, good morning. Hello, Sean. Hi, Karen. Thank you. So yeah, you know, Jeffrey Clark is that kid that ate his boogers in class. And I would almost feel sorry. He had every book knocked out of his hand every day of his life, but anyway, go ahead Yeah. And I mean, I would almost feel sorry for him, had it not been for the attempted coup that he was trying to help plan. Yeah. So, yeah. But anyway, you know, and as far as mo Brooks, the perfect response to it, the Liz Cheney going out there and saying, you know what, we don't negotiate with terrorists. Yeah. So, you know, what we're not agreeing to any of your terms, you're going to come here and you're going to sit before our committee on our term. Well, because he's still been spouting big lie nonsense. I mean, granted Trump like everybody else in the world through mo Brooks under the bus, but he still was spouting that the big lie, nonsense. So I don't know whether you're right, he wants a live hearing to do that without pushback and stuff they can't fact check in real time. I don't know. Yep, yep, no, and I would absolutely be like, you know what? That is off the table. You wanted, if you wanted to, you know, lay out some terms or whatever. You know, you should have come out early. And said what you knew, if you wanted a little bit of lean, you should see. But yeah, no, I Karen, it's like everybody's been saying, I appreciate that these people did the right thing, which was their job, which was followed the law, but where were they? Where were they in the impeachment? Where were they earlier, right? I mean, this whole plot, we sort of knew about but now it's just the true horror is really right in our face and we're like, wow, you said nothing. This is how close we came. Exactly. And here, but you know, to my problem is also with the media when they're sitting there like Andrea Mitchell is talking about what the consequences to the Democrats, you know, for the hearing, you know? And are you kidding me? Yeah. We're worrying about political consequences in the midterm. And this is literally letting them hang themselves. This is all Republicans and Trump administration people that are testifying. You've got Liz Cheney and Adam kinzinger Republican very conservative Republicans leading it. And they have the balls to call this partisan. That's why this is so devastating. And
"jeffrey clark" Discussed on WCPT 820
"Was corrupt and leave the rest of me in the Republican congressman. So, mister Donnie, that's a direct quote from president Trump, correct? That's an exact quote from the president. Yes. Oh my God, zoinks and also Sean's home party time. Hello, Sean. Hi. It's almost time for indictment done. Hi, Sean. Could this be? You're in for crystal boy next week. That's right. Yeah. Got to make sure I know what I'm doing. The baby's home. I ask because now the listeners are going to want to know how is everything going. What are you up to? How's Jess? Go ahead. Things are going well. We're moving into a house. Nice. Yard. Yeah, with the yard. Wow. The cost less than our apartment. Housing is so mellow in LA It's so inexpensive. That's a big deal in LA. Yeah. Huge. And inflation the way. It's like my little boy's all grown up. And he has a yard. Okay. Like he has responsibilities now. And what you doing? What else you doing? Oh, just. I'm running around town. Hustling, trying to make the next thing happen. Yeah. And then I cut to the chase, do you miss? That's as much as we do. Oh my God. He doesn't miss the hours, but he just is not. All right. Welcome home Sean. Thank you. All right, Chris, Chris, who makes stupid vacation choices. We'll be making another stupid one next week. Yeah. So, good luck. Someone on Twitter said that my vacation choices are stupid. So he had a T-shirt ring. No, my friend, my friend, thought that was the funniest thing he'd ever heard. And so he made a T-shirt for me. That says my vacation choices are stupid. Okay. You're going to Palm Springs in the heat wave though during the day. It's going to be a 110 tomorrow. Yeah. But we're going to be in a pool. Proven them right. All right, there it is. By the way, this is why we chose to open with that. Eric holder, you may have heard of. Yes. We did Trump. Just say the election was corrupt and leave the rest to me and the Republican congressman this is the smoking gun. Coupled with other testimony demonstrates both Trump's substantive involvement and corrupt intent requisite state of mind. Game over, man. Game over. Sean will tell you where that is. Game over, man. Game over. That's. I feel like with Sean Beckham, Sean, do you feel like how many shows have you been here? We've got him. We've got him there. You're like, oh, nothing changes. I know. I think seem to be hoping. Holy crap. Yesterday was crying. Holy. It really put him in the middle of all of it directing it like the mob boss that is right. Oh my God, and who's our favorite character? Eric, what's his name, the mobby lawyer, with the F bombs left and right? Her husband, Eric hirschman. Is he the guy with a panda behind him? Yeah. Because it's a shame that that says justice. He had a few shades of gray panda. It says justice. And then there's like silver scalped children's heads. The bitch slapping of Jeffrey Clark yesterday was epic. Oh, they just hate him. Shaun's like being. And he went on time. Y'all got that. Sean's like the anti Jeffrey Clark. He is beloved and missed. Right. Doesn't curse. Yeah. Everybody likes him better than everybody else. Jeffrey Clark, everyone hated. Yes. Go back to your office. We'll call you if there's an oil spill. Eric surprise. Yes. Eric soprano's lawyer though. I said, hey, you all. Congratulations. First act is gonna be felony. I love this guy. Come on. 27. Yes, please. Thank you. And when he finished discussing what he planned on doing, I said, good suiting story. Congratulations, just admitted a first step or act you take as attorney general would be committing a felony. I said, that's right. Your environmental lawyer, how about you go back to your office and we'll call you when there's an oil spill. There you go. Wow. They, wow. That's after he got left out in the street in his jammies while they waited his house on Wednesday morning. After 47 F bombs, just in his hearing alone, what's his name? What's his name? Yeah, hirschman. He just goes, oh, excuse me. Sorry. Like he apologized for the one F bomb. Yeah. Before the a hole. Yeah. And that panda painting from him behind him is from Fifty Shades of Grey, the movie. I want to know this guy. It's the little kid's scalps that he has. The silver scalp that he gets really strange. He scalps some kids and then had bronze. What does QAnon have to say about that guy? Okay. With the justice bat. Okay, Palmer reports as the DoJ just raided the home before Trump DoJ original official Jeffrey Clark, who was in his jammies in the street apparently. Were they. As if he could be any more pathetic. Yeah. Were they were they footy pajamas? Were they cozy earth? Were they cozy earth? Let's hope. Please touch Stephanie in the box. I don't know because the earth wants to be associated with the cozy in prison. Okay. Did they come in orange? Lots of people are going to prison. Yeah. Yes, they say DoJ is ready. The home of Jeffrey Clark, this kind of warrant requires serious evidence. The DoJ must have been building up for a long time, is the Clark raid why the DoJ themed one 6 hearing was pushed back a week we were in the big time now. Yeah, this is a holy crap. How many orange bricks
"jeffrey clark" Discussed on WCPT 820
"Will tell you where that is. Game over, man. Game over. I feel like with Sean Beck, though, Sean, do you feel like how many shows have you been here? Like, we've got him. We've got him there. You're like, oh, nothing changes. I know. I think it seemed to be. Holy crap, yeah. Was crime. Holy. It really put him in the middle of all of it directing it like the mob boss that he is. Oh my God, and who's our favorite character? Eric, what's his name, the mavi lawyer, with the F bombs left and right? Her first man. Is he the guy with a panda behind him? Yeah. Yeah. 'cause what you say about that says justice. He had a few shades of gray panda. It says justice. And then there's like silver scalped children's heads. The bitch slapping of Jeffrey Clark yesterday was epic. I don't know. They just hate him. Sean's like being. And he went. You all got that. Sean's like the anti Jeffrey Clark. He is beloved. I missed. Right. Doesn't curse. Yeah. Everybody likes him better than me. Jeffrey Clark, everyone hated. Yes. Would I just go back to your office? We'll call you if there's an oil spill. Eric's surprise. Yes, Eric soprano's lawyer, though. I said, hey, you all. Congratulations. First act is gonna be felony. Oh, I love this guy. Come on. 27. Yes, please. Thank you. And when he finished discussing what he planned on doing, I said, good. Soothing story. Congratulations, just emitted a first step or actually take as attorney general would be committing a felony. I said, that's right. You're an environmental lawyer. How about you go back to your office? And we'll call you when there's an oil spill. There you go. Wow. Wow. That's after you got left out in the street in his jammies while they waited his house on Wednesday morning. After 47 F bombs, just in his hearing alone, what's his name? What's his name? Yeah, hershman. He just goes, oh, excuse me. Sorry. Like he apologized for the one F bomb. Yeah. Before the evil. Yeah. And that panda painting from him behind him is from Fifty Shades of Grey, the movie. See, I want to know this guy. It's the little kid's scalps that he has. The silver scalp. That's really strange. He scalps some kids and had bronze. What is QAnon have to say about that guy? Okay. With the justice bat. Okay, Palmer reports says the DoJ just rated the home before Trump DoJ original official Jeffrey Clark, who was in his jammies in the street apparently. Were they. As if he could be any more pathetic. Yeah. Were they were they footy pajamas? Were they cozy earth? Were they cozy earth? Let's hope. Please touch Stephanie in the box. I don't know because the earth wants to be associated with the cozy in prison. Okay. Did they come in orange? Yeah. Yes, they say DoJ was ready. The home of Jeffrey Clark, this kind of warrant requires serious evidence. The DoJ must have been building up for a long time, is the Clark raid why the DoJ themed one 6 hearing was pushed back a week. We are in the big time now. Yeah, this is holy crap. How many orange bricks has you know who? Do you think? A lot of them. I mean, I don't. Oh, my God, the pardon party alone. Holy cross or anyone that did not ask for a pardon? Yeah. Okay. Matt Gaetz asked for his in early December before any of this went down. That was about the same time they took his girlfriend's phone in his phone away. That Gates is
"jeffrey clark" Discussed on WTOP
"Clark, Trump really got. Jeffrey Clark, of course, was a DoJ official whose background was in environmental civil litigation who was one of the few members of DoJ leadership who was a vocal proponent of Trump's claims of election fraud. Trump had been urged, apparently, by a Republican member of Congress, Scott Perry, to elevate Clark as the acting attorney general. So he would turn the DoJ in a direction of investigating voter fraud. And this all culminated in a January 3rd meeting in the Oval Office with Clark Trump and other DoJ leaders were Trump tried to appoint Clark as the acting attorney general to which these DoJ leaders responded that they would resign in protest as would hundreds and hundreds of acting attorneys general U.S. attorneys and other senior Department of Justice leadership if Trump made that move. And we saw something of a bombshell that The White House got so close to appointing Clark as acting attorney general that on call logs he was listed as the acting attorney general on January 3rd, but ultimately that did not come to fruition and Trump eventually backed down from that plan. We should also mention that federal authorities have searched the home of Jeffrey Clark. So we'll have to follow that string as well and see how that all plays out. What was revealed as well about multiple Republican members of Congress asking for pardons and we should say preemptive pardons for all their actions leading up to the riot. Right, so we heard that in addition to ones that we had known either from the committee or that had been previously reported, which was Andy Biggs, the former chair of the House freedom caucus and Scott Perry, his successor at the freedom caucus. We also heard that Marjorie Taylor Greene reached out to The White House counsel's office to seek a pardon. We heard that Matt Gaetz made a particularly spirited effort to meet with Mark Meadows. He talked with Meadows about the idea of a pardon. We heard about Louie gohmert reaching out to Cassidy Hutchinson, a former aide to Meadows to try to secure a pardon. And we also learned from John mcentee, the former director of The White House office of presidential personnel that Trump discussed the idea of a quote unquote blanket pardon for anyone who had been involved in this. This all comes after the committee laid out several different ways in which members were involved in Trump's efforts to get the DoJ to investigate voter fraud, which includes a December 21st meeting where you had Perry, Jim Jordan, several other House Republicans huddling with The White House on different strategies to get the DoJ to play ball and of course members of the committee as well as Eric hirschman, a former White
"jeffrey clark" Discussed on WTOP
"Fake voter fraud claims and insisted the officials pursue them despite being repeatedly told none had any merit. Former Deputy Attorney General Richard Donahue, recounted a moment when mister Trump was told the Justice Department can not just snap its fingers and change the outcome of the election. Former president's reaction to that? He responded very quickly and said, essentially, that's not what I'm asking you to do. What I'm just asking you to do is just say it was corrupt and leave the rest to me and the Republican congressman. This morning actually goes Capitol Hill reporter, Andrew cylinder, with the biggest thing to come out of the Thursday hearing. Some of the key revelations were just how close to appointing Jeffrey Clark, Trump really got. Jeffrey Clark, of course, was a DoJ official whose background was in environmental civil litigation who was one of the few members of DoJ leadership who was a vocal proponent. Of Trump's claims of election fraud, Trump had been urged, apparently, by a Republican member of Congress, Scott Perry, to elevate Clark as the acting attorney general. So he would turn the DoJ in a direction of investigating voter fraud. And this all culminated in a January 3rd meeting in the Oval Office with Clark Trump and other DoJ leaders were Trump tried to appoint Clark as the acting attorney general to which these DoJ leaders responded that they would resign in protest as would hundreds and hundreds of acting attorneys general U.S. attorneys and other senior Department of Justice leadership if Trump made that move. And we saw something of a bombshell that The White House got so close to appointing Clark as acting attorney general that on call logs he was lifted as the acting attorney general on January 3rd, but ultimately that did not come to fruition and Trump eventually backed down from that plan. We should also mention that federal authorities have searched the home of Jeffrey Clark. So we'll have to follow that string as well and see how that all plays out. What was revealed as well about multiple Republican members of Congress asking for pardons and we should say preemptive pardons for all their actions leading up to the riot. Right, so we heard that in addition to ones that we had known either from the committee or that it had been previously reported, which was Andy Biggs, the former chair of the House freedom caucus and Scott Perry, his successor at the freedom caucus. We also heard that Marjorie Taylor Greene reached out to The White House counsel's office to seek a pardon. We heard that Matt Gaetz made a particularly spirited effort to meet with Mark Meadows. He talked with Meadows about the idea of a pardon. We heard about Louie gohmert reaching out to Cassidy Hutchinson, a former aide to Meadows to try to secure a pardon. And we also learned from John mcentee, the former director of The White House office of presidential personnel that Trump discussed the idea of a quote unquote blanket pardon for anyone who had been involved in this. This all comes after the committee laid out several different ways in which members were involved in Trump's efforts to get the DoJ to investigate voter fraud, which includes a December 21st meeting where you had Perry, Jim Jordan, several other House Republicans huddling with The White House on different strategies to get the DoJ to play ball and of course members of the committee as well as air kirschmann,
Federal Agents Search Home of Trump DOJ Official Jeffrey Clark
"We can read the tea leaves There is a story that broke today that yesterday a former DoJ official by the name of Jeffrey Clark had his home searched As Fox covered the story federal authorities searched the home of Jeffrey Clark of former Justice Department official with president Trump's administration An official with the U.S. attorney's office in Washington confirmed a Fox News There was law enforcement activity in the vicinity of Clark's lorton Virginia residents on Wednesday but would not say more Clark's name is expected to come up in hearings with the House select committee investigating January 6th While as you can see that's exactly what happened U.S. attorney's office in Washington has no comment regarding the nature of that activity or any particular individuals Well they don't have to because it was all set at the hearing today
1/6 panel to hear of Trump's pressure on Justice Department
"The select committee investigating the capitol riot will hear from former Justice Department officials about an Oval Office showdown as Donald Trump sought to overturn the 2020 election The 5th committee hearing will shine a light on a turbulent stretch during president Trump's last days in office as he tried to bend the Justice Department to his will Lawmakers will hear from Jeffrey Rosen who was acting attorney general on the day the capitol was breached as well as top deputy Richard Donoghue and Stephen engel who was the assistant attorney general who ran the Justice Department office that provided legal advice to the executive branch According to Donahue's handwritten notes made public last year Trump directed Rosen over the phone to just say the election was corrupt and leave the rest to me and the Republican congressman during a tense meeting on January 3rd the officials threatened to resign en masse when Trump proposed replacing Rosen with loyalist Jeffrey Clark the acting head of the civil division who supported Trump's bogus claims of election fraud in Georgia Jennifer King Washington
WaPost: DOJ's Jeffrey Clark Wanted Trump to Name Him Attorney General
"There's a big piece in the Washington compost another joke and then I want to move on to the economy big piece and Washington compost By Michael cranach Michael cranach who used to run a deli in northeast Philadelphia mister bridges not really Jeffrey Clark a mid level Justice Department official wanted Trump to name him attorney general in a plan aimed at potentially overturning the election It never happened But he wanted to but he didn't do it He didn't do it But he wanted to but he didn't While there were letters written we have to figure out who wrote what and what they meant What the intention was And they wanted to install this guy Clark So they trash Clark Got a trash Clark you can build up bar You got a trash Clark
"jeffrey clark" Discussed on WCPT 820
"The media in Germany then within a year of his becoming Chancellor was seized was killed On the other end of the 24 hour news cycle you've got multiple opportunities to expose what's going on We're talking about Mark Meadows We're talking about Jeffrey Clark We're talking about what happened in the capital insurrections In ways that it wasn't being discussed in 1932 33 in Germany Well completely agree with you but are we talking about it enough Or the new cycle moves so quickly that we brush it aside and move to the next story and never yes and no This is my great Yeah and it might biggest criticism of our electronic media particularly television network television Is that they pick three to 5 stories a day and just hammer those stories And that this came out of the writers strike in the late 90s as I recall when the Hollywood writers went on strike and the television production houses had had to fill TV time And so they literally invented on a whole cloth reality TV And suddenly we had reality TV Well that went in that seeped into the news media in the early 2000s And prior to that if you watch a newscast back in the 90s or the 80s or the 70s or the 60s you know the ones that I can remember it was a reporter reporting to you maybe 20 stories in a 30 minute newscast some 15 Anyway stories You know here's water crank ID He's just going story after story after story after story after story Now what you get in a full one hour news show is basically 5 stories where the host comes on sets it up and then brings in for the next 15 minutes a two or three guests who opine about it typically ex Republicans And putting a little spin on the news And it's like the reality TV version of news And that I think is doing us a huge disservice because we are I agree with you We are far less well informed than we should be.
"jeffrey clark" Discussed on WCPT 820
"I love it It is chilling isn't it how exactly like John Don Junior's remarks to the Russians were A way to cheat We love it Blurted out when he found out the Russians were going to interfere and try to help get elected Yeah Oh I forgot This was my other favorite tweet yesterday Reid tweeted don't they forgot the first rule of Ku klub Don't make a power point of your coup plans Yeah But how Glenn legally I know I think I've heard other people raise this point They're obviously going to argue oh that's not a legal We were just spitballing We were just it was just ideas I mean where is the line there legally Well the line is when your own Department of Justice and your own attorney general informed The White House There is no fraud undermining the elections results You then don't get to have thought experiments about okay we don't really care that it was a free and fair and lawful election How can we trash it How can we reverse it You don't have the good faith exception argument to make You just don't Yeah Other point I want to get your take Daniel Goldman tweeted excellent work by the January 6th committee staff to uncover metadata connecting Jeffrey Clark's efforts to overturn the Georgia results with The White House which was trying to do the same thing through raffensperger All part of the county DA investigation if the DoJ won't do it then we have to rely on state and local prosecutors So that's a lot of points in one Want to get your reaction to that but what's happening on the Georgia level And I would think that that works both ways that if you're tying The White House to that's just more evidence of The White House's involvement Yeah there was a farmer had a dog in a RICO was his name Yeah wow Turns on fire this morning Can I say Okay I respect that I part ways with him First of all there is no way in hell The Department of Justice is not criminally investigating this There's no way They're doing it in a way that honors the sort of our responsibility as prosecutors to not let the public know that they're involved in this extraordinarily historic investigation of what Trump and his criminal associates do I would bet the farm on the fact that the DoJ is criminally investigating it For God's sake one of their own former officials Jeffrey Clark a DoJ official was deeply involved in a criminal attempt to overturn the election's results They're investigating It's all going to come home to roost The problem is it's taking too long Public safety is suffering in the interim Donald Trump is out there recruiting a new batch of insurrectionists So that's where I have a real beef with the Department of Justice They're doing it too slowly but it's all going to get done Yeah well I mean I think that's a way a lot of us feel We talk about this every week when but just you can't keep up with the climbing to go This should be prosecuted That should be prosecuted Tommy Vitor of pod save tweeted Mark Meadows this is all his book which now he says his privilege information for some reason But Mark Meadows says Trump did order Lafayette square to be cleared before the infamous Bible poto op He specifically demanded violence and that police quote bust some heads so much for that inspector general report that some claimed exonerated Trump I mean and that's the thing is obviously there's been a lot of talk about how is he not being prosecuted for obstruction of justice in the Mueller report that he appears to be going on TV to taunt Merrick Garland over to go did you not hear me with Lester holt I'll say it again I fired Comey to stop the Russian investigation I mean I don't understand You know bob Mueller gave us everything we need And bob Mueller comes from a different era He was my chief of homicide Back in the day you know he believed if he packaged up uncontroverted evidence that Donald Trump committed as many as ten federal felonies obstruction of justice and delivered it to Congress and told the American people and Congress he can be indicted the day he leaves office He thought two things would happen One he'd be impeached and removed because you know he should be And two he would be prosecuted Neither of those things have happened or are happening That is a frustration that is hard to live with I do hope it's all going to become part and parcel of what we ultimately see with Donald Trump's crime wave and his attacks on our democracy and it all comes back I mean do you feel like we were just saying that some people are saying it's going to be Capone Maybe this tiss James AG tax thing I mean at this point we're all just like something anything Can he pay for just one of his crimes in this lifetime Yeah and the Tisch James development is actually pretty interesting because now that she's subpoenaing him to come in and sit for a deposition in early January in a civil fraud case against the Trump organization A couple of things now happen One if you're Donald Trump and you know your organization your namesake has been criminally indicted for a 15 year long criminal scheme to defraud in the first degree and your CFO Allen weisselberg has been indicted for the same crimes You can't sit for a deposition You have to invoke your Fifth Amendment right to remain silent Now Donald Trump has a right to remain silent Does anybody think Donald Trump has the ability to remain silent Maybe not But his attorneys will say you must plead the 5th not sit for that deposition Here's the beauty of that In the criminal case if you plead the 5th it can never be used against you at trial In a civil case if you plead the 5th that a deposition.
Jan. 6 panel postpones deposition with former DOJ official
"Hi hi Mike Mike Rossi Rossi a a reporting reporting the the house house panel panel investigating investigating the the capital capital insurrection insurrection postpones postpones a a deposition deposition with with the the former former department department of of justice justice official official the the select select house house committee committee investigating investigating the the January January sixth sixth capital capital insurrection insurrection has has postponed postponed a a deposition deposition that that was was scheduled scheduled for for Saturday Saturday with with former former justice justice department department official official Jeffrey Jeffrey Clark Clark a a committee committee spokesman spokesman said said Clark Clark has has a a medical medical condition condition that that precludes precludes his his participation participation and and the the deposition deposition has has been been rescheduled rescheduled for for December December sixteenth sixteenth the the committee committee is is giving giving Clark Clark a a second second chance chance to to appear appear after after voting voting Wednesday Wednesday to to recommend recommend contempt contempt charges charges after after Clark Clark declined declined to to answer answer questions questions at at the the deposition deposition in in November November according according to to a a Senate Senate Judiciary Judiciary Committee Committee report report Clark Clark met met with with former former president president Donald Donald Trump Trump ahead ahead of of the the insurrection insurrection and and then then unsuccessfully unsuccessfully pressed pressed the the justice justice department department supervisors supervisors to to announce announce an an investigation investigation of of election election fraud fraud the the report report said said trump trump pondered pondered elevating elevating Clark Clark to to Attorney Attorney General General but but held held off off after after several several aides aides threatened threatened to to resign resign hi hi Mike Mike Rossio Rossio
"jeffrey clark" Discussed on WTOP
"The January 6th select committee has voted to hold former Justice Department official Jeffrey Clark in criminal contempt of Congress We get that story with WTO's Mitchell Miller today on the hill Jeffrey Clark appeared before the panel last month but declined to answer questions about former president Trump's efforts to get the Justice Department to investigate unsubstantiated claims of fraud linked to the election A member of the committee California congressman Pete Aguilar says public reports suggest that Clark was willing to use the brand of the Justice Department to continue to stoke the fear and the misinformation campaign that the former president waged The full House will vote on the referral which will ultimately need to be considered by DoJ for prosecution Former senior White House adviser Steve Bannon already faces a criminal contempt charge On Capitol Hill Mitchell Miller WTO P news The prospect of a government shutdown increased yesterday as a small group of conservative Republicans demanded a vote to defund President Biden's vaccine mandate in exchange for votes on a short term spending measure The hill reports some Republican senators are privately arguing that forcing a government shutdown would give Democrats a political lifeline at a time when President Biden's approval rating is hovering just above 40% Congress must act by the stroke of midnight Friday to avoid a shutdown One short term spending measure under consideration would fund the government only until mid to late January Another departure from the staff of vice president Kamala Harris Simone Sanders a senior adviser and chief spokesperson for the vice president is leaving by the end of the year Harris is faced a lot of criticism over her leadership and staff Her communications director Ashley Etienne announced her departure last month Coming up learning more about the teen accused in the shooting death of four at a Michigan high school 7 37.
"jeffrey clark" Discussed on WTOP
"Are obviously not communicating with the suspects so we can't get that from him or working items that we have seized as I talked about documents papers phones The house will pursue contempt charges against former DoJ lawyer Jeffrey Jeffrey Clark Those in favors that I those of poses say no And opinion of the chairs the eyes have it Clark has refused to testify on the insurrection CBS News brief I'm Monica rix All of that now from WD's Mitchell Miller on Capitol Hill Jeffrey Clark sought to help former president Trump to amplify unproven allegations of voter fraud in the 2020 election according to an earlier Senate Judiciary Committee report and the select committee wants to know more about his dealings with the president California congressman Pete Aguilar The fact that his two superiors have already spoken publicly he shouldn't have anything to hide Clark appeared before the panel last month but declined to answer questions related to the former president The house will now vote on the referral and ultimately the Justice Department will determine whether he'll face a possible indictment Former senior White House adviser Steve Bannon was indicted earlier this year On Capitol Hill Mitchell Miller WTO news Time now one 33 it is here health officials confirming this morning the first case this week of the omicron variant for COVID in a vaccinated traveler apparently who returned to California after a trip to South Africa San Francisco mayor London breed announced detection of the first case We have discovered our first case not only here in San Francisco but the entire country Doctor grant colfax San Francisco's director of health says people should be concerned but not panic The person recently traveled to South Africa and developed symptoms upon their return The person was vaccinated and so far has suffered only mild symptoms colfax says.
"jeffrey clark" Discussed on KOMO
"Weather on the fours all the way after ABC covers the world It's 8 o'clock From ABC News I'm Daria albinger It was only a matter of time The U.S. has its first confirmed case of the omicron variant It is a resident of San Francisco who traveled to South Africa came back on November 22nd had symptoms and got tested this week They're now positive from a crime Doctor grant colfax is San Francisco's director of public health And they did the right thing and got tested and reported their travel history They had received a full dose of the Moderna vaccine but no booster California governor Gavin Newsom says with 40 million residents it's not a surprise The first case in the U.S. was found here but he believes all Macron is already elsewhere in the U.S. Alex stone ABC News Los Angeles The house January 6th committee makes a deal of sorts with a former Trump administration official January 6th committees Republican member Liz Cheney saying former Trump official Jeffrey Clark may avoid a contempt of Congress charge We will not finalize this contempt process If mister Clark genuinely cures his failure to comply with the subpoena this Saturday Clark's attorney suggesting he will show up and take the Fifth Amendment protection against self incrimination Andy field ABC News Washington The 15 year old suspect in yesterday's deadly Michigan high school shooting has now been charged with murder terrorism and gun crimes A partisan battle in the Senate just days before a possible government shut down its over money for President Biden's COVID vaccine mandate in a temporary spending bill A few signs sure ones that the holiday seasons arrived.
"jeffrey clark" Discussed on WTOP
"News tonight on the January 6th House committee is currently meeting on whether to hold Jeffrey Clark a former Trump administration Department of Justice official in contempt Let's hear just a few of the comments from Benny Thompson Mississippi Democrat who is the chair of that panel I think that we are done and he walked out Mister Clark's former superiors at the Justice Department didn't have Mister Rosen mister Donahue they answered the select committee's questions for hours about the various same topics We'd like to address with mister Clark Many others have done the same And there's nothing as extraordinary about Congress seeking the testimony of a former executive branch official even the former White House chief of staff is now in cooperating with our investigation As permitted the House rules are considered mister Clark's objections and rejected them The slack committee provided him the opportunity to return to the deposition and he refused to do so You've been listening to committee chair Benny Thompson talking about Jeffrey Clark the former DoJ Trump appointee not testifying before the committee coming into the committee and then refusing to answer the committee's questions they are about to hold that vote on whether he will be held in contempt of Congress And we will bring you the latest here on P throughout the hour throughout the night Now 7 O 8 Get a $49.
"jeffrey clark" Discussed on WTOP
"The House select committee investigating the capitol riot is set to vote next hour on a criminal contempt referral for Jeffrey Clark He's a former Trump administration Justice Department official who had promised to pursue false election fraud claims Clark and his attorney went before the panel in early November but said he was immune from answering questions because of legal privilege After that meeting committee chair Democrat Benny Thompson of Mississippi said he rejected Clarke's words We're joining us live on sky Politico founding editor John Harris great to have you back John thank you so much Good evening So the way things are going does it look like Clark will soon join Steve Bannon In being found in contempt what could this mean to the overall investigation Yeah I think there's a good chance that he will And there's a good chance just as with Bannon that these things play out in the court And so the questions that we want as quickly as possible there's a good chance we're going to have to wait and wait because president Trump and his allies have made clear they're going to at every turn these efforts to get people to testify They're going to invoke executive privilege and that's going to have to be litigated in the court You know there is so much tension not just revolving around that John but in Congress itself and one of the latest examples is Minnesota democratic congresswoman Ilhan Omar who's accusing Lauren bobert of course a Republican from Colorado of hate speech after use the words Jihad squad and talked about Omar wearing not a backpack but reference a terrorist bombing Can you put in perspective the kind of heat that exists between members on the hill We've seen in our politics at large the country become ever more polarized and ever more tribal You're on one side or the other And what's really notable is this general phenomenon is now clearly on display in the house itself It's not just that people have different views on issues They truly have contempt for one another In a way that you have to go way back in the U.S. history to find similar examples And we can't see any reasonable prospect that this is going to change anytime soon It's likely to intensify as we get to the midterm election and intensify further still as we get to 2024 It's I've never seen anything like it in the level of animosity and contempt is palpable on almost a daily basis John thanks so much Appreciate it Thanks Thank you John Harris is founding editor of Politico 6 14 This.
Jan. 6 panel sets contempt vote for former DOJ official
"Hi hi Mike Mike Ross Ross you're you're reporting reporting the the house house January January six six paddle paddle schedules schedules a a contempt contempt vote vote for for a a former former DOJ DOJ official official a a house house committee committee investigating investigating the the January January sixth sixth insurrection insurrection of of the the U. U. S. S. capitol capitol has has scheduled scheduled a a vote vote for for Wednesday Wednesday on on whether whether to to hold hold a a former former justice justice department department lawyer lawyer Jeffrey Jeffrey Clark Clark in in contempt contempt Clark Clark appeared appeared for for a a deposition deposition on on November November fifth fifth but but he he told told the the panel panel he he would would not not answer answer questions questions based based partly partly on on former former president president Donald Donald trump's trump's legal legal efforts efforts to to block block the the committee's committee's investigation investigation Clark Clark is is one one of of more more than than forty forty people people the the committee committee has has subpoenaed subpoenaed so so far far meantime meantime members members of of the the house house committee committee say say they they could could decide decide as as soon soon as as this this week week whether whether to to hold hold former former White White House House chief chief of of staff staff mark mark meadows meadows in in contempt contempt as as well well Mike Mike Rossio Rossio Washington Washington
Former Justice Dept. lawyer cuts Jan. 6 deposition short
"Hi Mike Rossi a reporting a former justice department lawyer cut short a January sixth deposition a leading figure in the trump era justice department cut short a deposition Friday by house committee investigating the January sixth capital insurrection former assistant Attorney General Jeffrey Clark ended the deposition after around ninety minutes Clark presented the committee with a letter saying he would not answer questions based on former president Donald trump's assertions of executive privilege trump has sued the committee and the National Archives seeking to block the government from releasing a trunk of internal White House documents including hand written staff notes from before and during the insurrection Mike Rossio Washington
Trump Justice Department official subpoenaed by January 6 committee
"A former justice department lawyer is among those subpoenaed by the house committee investigating the January capital right Jeffrey Clark was an assistant Attorney General during the trump administration Attorney General William Barr it said the justice department found no evidence of widespread fraud that could overturn the results of the twenty twenty election but Clark lent a sympathetic ear to Donald trump's baseless claims the election results were fraudulent he clashed with superiors during the final weeks of the administration including during a dramatic White House meeting meanwhile some officials involved in organizing and running the rally that preceded the pilot storming of the capital are handing over documents in response to subpoenas at Donahue
"jeffrey clark" Discussed on Fresh Air
"Have not found evidence to support them to have that fallen deaf ears. You can see his is really disturbing to him. And then when rosen and donohue have to tell the other officials. Hey this has been going on the whole time. The president has been trying to use the department improperly and he found sympathetic ally in one of your own peers from our reporting we saw just complete horror again to your point shock and people feeling that they had no other choice but to perhaps quit their jobs. Mass and make a public fuss make a public statement and raise an alarm that nobody at the justice department at the very top of the department have been willing to consider through the entirety of of trump's tenure as president something that i kept wondering reading your articles. Why didn't jeffrey rosen. Fire jeffrey clark. Would he have had the power to do that. So jeffrey clark was Senate confirmed and only the president can fire jeffrey. Clark will they go. What's that wasn't going to happen. But what is so unusual about this situation is that they have this really tense meeting as you can imagine late into the evening on sunday night of january third and jeff clarke comes into work the next day on monday january fourth because he still an employee in some in some of the reporting some of the folks i spoke with they said there were just these increasingly bizarre situations. Where for example. Clark is saying hi to people so nothing happened. He wants to see if people wanna go get lunch with him. There wasn't a lot of appetite for that. But that was one of the very bizarre situations playing out inside of the department after this. Showdown is that for is. That clark continued to come to work and he continued to be a part of the department. What does jeffrey clark admitted. So far and we get a comment from him. I'd heard rumblings inside of the department. This was all after january six When i would be speaking to people in calling them to see what was going on about january six investigations. I heard a lot of yes. This is really important but you would not believe what we just lived through over here in this building. And i couldn't figure out what people were talking about. Thought they were saying that january six. But i kept probing than it clearly turned out that there was something else that happened before january. Six that people thought was really disturbing and it was. It was This activity by geoffrey clark so of course in reaching out to him for comment He did provide comments who the new york times and other reporters who who matched the story on. It said his comment said quote. All my official communication's were consistent with law. There was a candid discussion of options and pros and cons with the president. It is unfortunate that those were part of a privilege. Legal conversation would comment in public about such internal deliberations while also distorting any discussions. So he doesn't say the conversations about how the department could have helped overturn. The election results never happened. He doesn't say that his conversation with trump didn't happen here. What he is saying is that he feels that. They are both Legal and appropriate. So if jeffrey clark considers his conversations with trump privileged conversations that mean that he he has the right to refuse to testify to any of the people currently investigating trump's attempts to subvert the election results that is normally what that would mean because every administration has protected the idea of privilege the idea. Communications between the president and top administration officials should be kept secret and confidential because the decisions they make are extremely difficult and that the public does not need to know what goes into those decisions they want to. They want to protect that. They want to protect those conversations. So they protect them for the administration's before them and for their own so that they will always be protected in the future is there. Is there something different. In this case. Something different happened several months later this summer. The justice department under merrick garland made a very different decision in these conversations about the election between the white house. And the justice permit but maryland said his department said rather because he didn't write. This letter was a career official not maryland. What merrick garland justice department said. Was that because the investigations deal with really inappropriate. Behavior privilege does not need to be invoked. The idea of executive privilege the department argues is something. That's supposed to protect the government and the american people and allow for all americans to benefit in some way from this idea of executive privilege in this case the department argue that what is being looked at is such inappropriate behavior. That is not right to invoke executive privilege because executive privilege should not be invoked to essentially just protect the personal interest of the former president. So let's talk about the phone. Call between trump acting attorney. General jeffrey rosen. And his top aide. Richard donahue What was that phone call about short. Show this phone. Call takes place on december twenty seventh. It is many weeks after the election has been declared for biden but trump is still obsessed with this idea that he can overturn the results or that he can somehow subvert them so on this phone call. He starts making demands. Why are you looking into this. Why aren't you looking to that. And he brings up one theory that in notes taken by richard donahue the number two at the time you see donahue say okay this is something. We can actually investigate. Trump says. hey i think. More people cast ballots in pennsylvania than there were registered voters. That seems really fishy to me. Donahue and has notes tells the president okay we can look into that fraud claim the others you've mentioned we've already looked into didn't find evidence but we will look into that one but he warns that no matter what they find. The department does not have the power to change the outcome of the election and then he puts trump's response in quotes. Just say that. The election was corrupt. And leave the rest to me and our congressmen. So he's saying just say that it was corrupt and leave the rest to me into my allies. in congress. trump doesn't name those allies would be. But the implication is that if the justice department the nation's top law enforcement agency still respected still with a lot of weight with the american public says that the election was corrupt that is enough to create a narrative so powerful that trump can wheel it and he can convince a lot of americans that no matter what happens. Joe biden should not be president so what. What was the response to trump's request so you see donahue quote trump as well as he can perhaps because he found trump's response to be so notable and then you see in his notes throughout the conversation he is continually saying we've already looked into this and based on the evidence we haven't found support for it. He tries to continue to come back to the evidence again and again we can only act on the actual evidence developed is something that donohue writes in his notes. You also see trump continue to castigate. His officials saying that people are calling their local. Us attorney's offices to complain about you. Nobody trusts the fbi. People are angry. People are blaming the justice department for an action. He is really trying to do. A variety of things. Trump is trying to threaten them. He's trying to say you guys are doing a bad job. He's continuous saying other. People are upset with you. He doesn't really.
"jeffrey clark" Discussed on Fresh Air
"With trump. We know that he got far enough to convince trump that he could possibly make a dent in the election result that he could do something to have nothing else. Undermine the validity of the election result in the minds of the american people. We know that the president really liked. Jeff clarke know we see in handwritten notes that have since been revealed by investigators. Congress that on a phone call you know trump said to. Jeff rosen enrich donahue. I hear a lot of good things about jeffrey clark. I really i..
"jeffrey clark" Discussed on Late Night with Seth Meyers Podcast
"Our guest tonight are among many other things. The hosts of family game fight which airs. Wednesday nights on nbc. Please welcome back to the show to my favorites here together for the first time. Kristen bell and dax shepard ellos looks so thank you. I had a two week hiatus and have been My least favorite place with my children which is outside. I'm a little embarrassed. I saw shot of your room before you guys came in. And i guess completely wrong as to who is going to sit in what chair. There's a very specific reason why i normally would allow. I mean not. Let dax would sit here. This is his lazy boy. This is his throne but his good side is. That side of mike inside is still under no circumstance. Will you ever see us in the reverse if we're together this is slim's you would people screen puke..
"jeffrey clark" Discussed on Late Night with Seth Meyers Podcast
"Even going so far as to ban local governments and school boards from imposing their own mask mandates. Joe biden is taken to himself to try to single out. Florida over cove it. This is a guy who ran for president saying he was going to quote. Shut down the virus. And what does he done. He's imported more virus from around the world. By having a wide open southern border we can either have a free society or we can have a biomedical security state. And i can tell you florida. We're a free state. Why don't you get this border secure and until you do that. I don't wanna hear a blip about kobe from you. You don't want to hear a blip about a deadly highly contagious virus from the president of the united states. Let me guess you'd prefer his thoughts on the woke this of the us women's soccer team. Also when you use the word blip you sound like an angry grandma babysitting your kids. This is nearing time. I don't wanna hear another pipe about grand theft auto can finish leicester's assassination mission after you're done crocheting this blanket and i know scientists but they do have google mouse on my phone. I'm pretty sure that border has nothing to do with the florida kovic surge since the borders like a thousand miles from florida. You don't get to blame something that far away for your problems. If a kid kidding nebraska throws his frisbee in the neighbor's lawn he can't say it was caught in the strong winds of la nina originally written his el nino. But then we did. Some research found out el nino soft wins and winning only hear from you guys in corrections about how i got it wrong so we got it right but you know. I feel bad for the people of florida. They're not as lucky as we. New yorkers are because our governor is beyond reproach. was that really a whole report. Hundred sixty eight pages. This is the first. i'm hearing about it. Well i watch cnn. Weeknights nine pm. That's his brother back to santa's biomedical security. State makes you sound like an outta work screenwriter. Trying to sell a sci fi movie to a director at a dinner party it takes place in the thirty forty nine. The us is a biomedical security. State and the president has to step space lineage and forcing everyone to take a vaccine that turns into chihuahuas. Why wouldn't the vaccine also turn them into lizards because it ends with the taco bell dog resistance leader looking directly into the camera and seen. You'll kehro freedom. i'm going to go out of..
"jeffrey clark" Discussed on Late Night with Seth Meyers Podcast
"Hey it's america. I can watch the ham store but this is why they need to rig elections to win because they're so unpopular in a way. I guess it's not surprising that the people rooting against american sports also tried to dismantle american democracy. And now we have more proof than ever that trump's attempt to subvert last year's election wasn't just a mood swinger temper tantrum. There was a detailed plan with key. Allies in the white house in justice department including one particular hatchet man who came incredibly close to detonating american democracy just days before the deadly january six assault on the capital one of the ex-president's top department of justice officials at the time was circulating a draft letter. That would have helped georgia. Republicans overturned biden's victory in that state. Jeffrey clark who was the acting head of the justice department civil division at the time wrote emails that essentially would have laid out a roadmap and given permission for georgia republicans to subvert the election results. It says in part the department of justice is investigating various irregularities in the twenty twenty election president united states. At this time we have identified. Significant concerns may have impacted the outcome of the election in multiple states including the state of georgia while the department of justice believes. The governor of georgia should immediately call a special session to consider this important and urgent matter if he declined to do so. We share with you our view that the georgia general assembly has implied authority under the constitution. The united states to call itself into special session for the limited purpose of considering issues pertaining to the appointment presidential electors. How is it that there's always a smoking gun with these guys. There's always an email or a phone call or an accidental televised. Confession from rudy giuliani proving. Our worst fears like you can be forgiven for thinking. Petulant trump just got mad and decided on a whim to call the election rigged and then he said rudy to hold a press conference at a landscaping company. Where i'm guessing. He also got his haircut by hedge trimmer. And then it. All just kind of snowballed from there but no rudy. He was just a helpful smokescreen. That let us all think. That's too crazy to work. But they had a much more sophisticated plan than that this guy. Geoffrey clark key justice department official was going to send a letter to georgia's governor and state legislature essentially telling them to overturn their state's election results on the basis of nonexistent voter fraud. And it wasn't just georgia. He was going to send it to all the swing states. Trump wanted to overturn. It turns out that this guy just clark was writing or drafting these types of letters to all the six days that ended up going for a joe biden. And i think that you know what we see is the beginning of the effort to overturn the election. There's always an obscure functionary willing to do the villains dirty work. Jeffrey clark's like the guy opens the monkey cage and the first five minutes of zombie. Movie i mean. Can you imagine what would happen if not trump. But the trump justice department sent out an official statement claiming there was fraud in the election and telling republican legislators in six states. To overturn the results mike lindell would have exploded into a thousand pillow feathers. Or i guess. Since it's a my pillow he would have exploded into one thousand charcoal briquettes charcoal gives the pillow is patented rack like texture and helps to wake up with that fresh kick smell anyway. I'll take your.