The Jan 6th witch hunt continues.Â
The Jan 6th committee just advanced contempt charges against DOJ official Jeffrey Clark.
The next step for this would be a House vote.
JUST IN ðŸš¨ House Jan. 6 panel advances contempt charges against former Justice Dept. official Jeffrey Clark. 9-0 vote:
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The select committee tasked with investigating the Jan. 6 breach of the U.S. Capitol unanimously voted to recommend holding former Justice Department official Jeffrey Clark in contempt of Congress and referring him for criminal prosecution.
It did so despite Clark, shortly before the Wednesday committee vote, agreeing to appear before the committee for another deposition on Saturday. Clarkâ€™s lawyer had also told the committee at about 8 p.m. Tuesday that he planned to assert his Fifth Amendment rights against incriminating himself.
Whether the whole House takes the matter up for a vote and holds Clark in contempt of Congress will depend on how the deposition goes on Saturday.
â€œWe have just learned that Mr. Clark has agreed to appear again to continue his deposition. However, we will proceed tonight with considering the contempt request, as this is just the first step of the contempt process,â€ said committee Chairman Bennie Thompson, a Mississippi Democrat. â€œWe just want the facts, and we need witnesses to cooperate with the legal obligation and provide us with information about what led to the Jan. 6 attack. Mr. Clark still has that opportunity and I hope he takes advantage of it. But we will not allow anyone to run out the clock and we will insist that he must appear on this Saturday.â€
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