On August 29, 2023, CREW received records from the Department of Justice Environment and Natural Resources Division.

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The public deserves to know about any involvement that former-Assistant Attorney General Jeffrey Clark had in attempting to overturn the 2020 election, including by secretly conspiring with Donald Trump. After acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen fell out of favor with Trump for failing to declare the 2020 election fraudulent, Clark was reportedly in line to be installed as Attorney General due to his allegiance to Trump and despite his lack of experience—it took all the senior DOJ officials threatening to quit if Clark was put in charge of the department to prevent his further rise to power.

CREW requested all DOJ records relating to Clark’s communications on potential investigations or litigation concerning the results of the 2020 election, as well as any meeting notes, summaries, agendas, minutes, calendar entries or other records reflecting meetings or calls that Clark had with any White House official.

Clark apparently met with Trump without Rosen’s knowledge and pushed top DOJ officials to help Trump reverse the results of the 2020 election. After witnessing how individuals and groups followed Trump, the Big Lie and election conspiracy theories to commit violence and insurrection on January 6, 2021 and attempt to take the Capitol by force, it is more important than ever to understand the role Clark played in attempting to overturn the election.

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