Former Justice Department attorney and Donald Trump ally Jeffrey Clark has been hit with multiple ethics charges by the District of Columbia Bar Association over his involvement in Trump’s efforts to overturn the election results.
According to Reuters reporter Sarah Lynch, the charges came after the Bar Association’s office of disciplinary action determined that Clark made false statements about Georgia’s election results in a draft letter he wanted acting attorney general Jeffrey Rosen and deputy attorney general Richard Donoghue to send to state officials as part of a scheme to undo Trump’s election loss in the state.
Clark was charged with attempting to engage in dishonesty by making false statements and engaging in conduct that would “seriously interfere with the administration of justice,” according to the report.
The charges come just a few months after Lynch reported that former Acting AG Rosen and former Acting DAG Donoghue testified about Clark’s conduct to the DC bar.
Additionally, in a videotaped deposition, Trump White House lawyer Eric Herschmann told the January 6 committee that he had informed Clark that his actions would amount to “committing a felony.”