Appearing on MSNBC on Sunday afternoon, former federal prosecutor Barbara McQuade claimed that former DOJ official Jeffrey Clark should be very concerned with being indicted for criminal conspiracy based upon a letter he wrote at Donald Trump’s request that sought to overturn the 202O presidential vote count in Georgia among other states.
Buried in this chilling account of seditious behavior by Jeffrey Clark, is a serious allegation that a Member of Congress–Scott Perry–may have aided and abetted him. The House MUST investigate this and take appropriate action.https://t.co/0sy1lcgLzb
— Marc E. Elias (@marceelias) August 7, 2021
Speaking with host Yasmin Vossoughian, the animated McQuade said the letter — revealed in a bombshell report by the Washington Post — is damning evidence that Clark knowingly was participating in a criminal enterprise.
The term “coup” gets over-used, but this draft letter Jeffrey Clark prepared for DOJ to send to Georgia is the roadmap for overturning a presidential election. Advising a state how to conduct its election is NOT the role of DOJ. https://t.co/Wd9hdLv3YB
— Barb McQuade (@BarbMcQuade) August 4, 2021
“So President Trump was urging the leadership of the justice department like Jeffrey Rosen and his deputy Clark, and they wouldn’t play ball,” McQuade explained. “Donald Trump did find a willing participant in the assistant attorney general for the Civil Division, Jeffrey Clark, and the public reporting is that Clark met privately with President Trump; completely forbidden under the department policies. communications are to be done in a formal way.”
NEWS: Rep. Krishnamoorthi tells us that Trump DOJ official Jeffrey Clark didn’t just prepare a draft a letter encouraging Georgia Republicans to overturn Biden’s win. He prepared similar draft letters to SIX states whose results Trump wanted to overturn. @CongressmanRaja pic.twitter.com/K5kxRkDCwQ
— Maddow Blog (@MaddowBlog) August 5, 2021
Can someone explain to me why there aren’t legal consequences for Jeffrey Clark? https://t.co/oXq2VxtYgq
— Molly Jong-Fast (@MollyJongFast) August 5, 2021
“The idea that the president is talking with an underling, planning a strategy is, alone, is highly irregular,” she added. “Then we have seen this letter he drafted for the signature of the acting attorney general to send out to all the states, including Georgia, where the elections were close. This is so far out of the lane of the Justice Department — providing legal advice to states about how they could engineer a different result in their state.” Read more..