Jan. 6 committee told former DOJ official now wants to invoke Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination

Jan. 6 committee told former DOJ official now wants to invoke Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination
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The House panel investigating the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol insurrection voted Wednesday to pursue contempt charges against Jeffrey Clark, a former Justice Department official who refused to answer the committee’s questions, even as the committee has agreed to let him come back for another try. The committee voted 9-0 to pursue criminal charges against Clark, who aligned with Donald Trump as the then-president tried to overturn his election defeat. The chairman of the panel, Mississippi Rep. Bennie Thompson, said the committee had received a last-minute notification from Clark’s lawyer that he wants to instead invoke his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination.

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