Acting Assistant U.S. Attorney General Jeffrey Clark speaks next to Deputy U.S. Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen at a news conference, where they announced that Purdue Pharma LP has agreed to plead guilty to criminal charges over the handling of its addictive prescription opioid OxyContin at the Justice Department on October 21, 2020 in Washington, DC.
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Federal agents on Wednesday visited the Virginia home of Jeffrey Clark, who as a top Department of Justice official was part of a plan by then-President Donald Trump to overturn the results of the 2020 election.
The head of the Center for Renewing America, where Clark is a fellow, in a statement called the visit “a pre-dawn raid” by “more than a dozen DOJ law enforcement officials” who seized Clark’s electronic devices as he stood outside on the street in his pajamas.
The unusual visit came a day before the House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the U.S. Capitol was set to hear, among other matters, details surrounding Clark’s role in Trump’s campaign to pressure DOJ officials toss out President Joe Biden’s win.
ABC News, which cited multiple sources with knowledge of what that outlet called a search at Clark’s home in the town of Lorton, also reported that a neighbor saw FBI agents entering and exiting that residence early Wednesday.
A spokesperson for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Washington, D.C., confirmed to NBC News that federal law enforcement agents were at Clark’s home Wednesday. But the spokesperson did not say why agents conducted the visit.
News of the unusual visit broke hours before the House panel investigating the attack on the U.S. Capitol was set to hold a public hearing on…