Former President Trump’s lawyer, Justin Clark, was interviewed by federal investigators two weeks ago, prosecutors say
- As it became known, on June 29, the prosecutor’s office of the Ministry of Justice questioned Justin Clark
- He said Trump never invoked executive privilege over Steve Bannon’s testimony
- Bannon has now agreed to appear before the committee on January 6
Donald TrumpAttorney Justin Clarke was questioned by federal investigators two weeks ago, the Justice Department said.
The attorney was investigated by Justice Department prosecutors on June 29, according to a court filing related to Steve Bannon’s criminal contempt case.
The Clark interview could have broader implications for the multiple investigations facing Trump and his inner circle.
Donald Trump’s lawyer Justin Clark (pictured) was questioned by federal investigators two weeks ago, the Justice Department revealed
Bannon was among dozens of people subpoenaed to testify about last year’s attack on the Capitol to shut down Congress over former President Donald Trump’s baseless claims that Joe Biden won the 2020 election because of voter fraud.
Investigators believe Bannon and other Trump advisers may have had information about connections between the White House and the mob that stormed the Capitol on the day Biden was supposed to be declared the winner.
Although he was not a White House employee or an official Trump aide, Bannon’s lawyers previously argued that he was protected by presidential executive privilege and did not have to cooperate with the committee.
But now the former Breitbart chairman says he’s willing to testify at the hearing.
Trump has now signed a letter supporting the decision and saying he is “relinquishing” the executive branch’s authority to testify.
But Assistant U.S. Attorney Amanda Vaughn said Clark told the Justice Department in June that Trump never invoked executive authority to stop Bannon.
She wrote, according to Politics: “Defendant’s timing suggests that the only thing that has really changed since he refused to comply with the subpoena in October 2021 is that he must finally face the consequences of his default judgment.
“All the circumstances described above indicate that the accused’s sudden desire to testify is not a genuine attempt to fulfill his obligations, but a last-ditch attempt to avoid responsibility.”