Former Trump DOJ official Jeffrey Clark surrenders to authorities in Georgia election probe

Former Justice Division official Jeffrey Clark has surrendered to Georgia authorities after being charged within the racketeering case together with former President Donald Trump and 17 others final week in reference to efforts to overturn the 2020 election.

He was booked on the Fulton County Jail early Friday, with bond set at $100,000.

Clark, who served as assistant lawyer normal for the DOJ’s civil division from September 2020 to January 2021, helped promote Trump’s conspiracy theories about fraud within the presidential election. He was charged with violation of the Georgia RICO Act and prison try to commit false statements and writings.

Within the indictment, prosecutors stated Clark pushed to ship out an official Justice Division letter falsely claiming that investigators had “recognized important issues that will have impacted the end result of the election in a number of States.” Trump supported Clark and deliberate to call him appearing lawyer normal till he was threatened with mass resignations if he did so, in accordance with the indictment.

Clark additionally seems to be amongst a number of unindicted co-conspirators in particular counsel Jack Smith’s federal indictment in opposition to Trump over efforts to reverse the 2020 election outcomes.

Trump turned himself in Thursday night time on the Fulton County Jail to be booked on felony prices within the Georgia probe. The arrest was Trump’s fourth since April, and it was the primary time he — or any former U.S. president — had his mug shot taken.