For­mer Trump DOJ offi­cial vio­lat­ed ethics rules in 2020 elec­tion effort: Pan­el

Former Trump DOJ official violated ethics rules in 2020 election effort: Panel

A Wash­ing­ton, D.C., legal pan­el on Thurs­day found for­mer Trump admin­is­tra­tion Jus­tice Depart­ment senior offi­cial Jef­frey Clark vio­lat­ed at least one attor­ney ethics rule dur­ing a bid to enlist the agency to exam­ine alleged elec­tion irreg­u­lar­i­ties in 2020.
The find­ing is pre­lim­i­nary and came on the eighth day of tes­ti­mo­ny over Clark’s attempt to use the DOJ in the final days of Trump’s term to draft a let­ter to Geor­gia offi­cials claim­ing that the agency “iden­ti­fied sig­nif­i­cant con­cerns” that may have altered the elec­tion in Geor­gia or oth­er states.

For­mer Jus­tice Depart­ment offi­cial Jef­frey Clark attends an event host­ed by Rep. Matt Gaetz (R‑FL) at the Capi­tol in Wash­ing­ton, June 13, 2023. (AP Photo/Amanda Andrade-Rhoad­es)

Hamil­ton “Phil” Fox, the head of the district’s Office of Dis­ci­pli­nary Coun­sel, which brought the civ­il charges, said he would seek to have Clark dis­barred. The three-mem­ber com­mit­tee for the Dis­trict of Colum­bia Board on Pro­fes­sio …