Trump DOJ official Jeffrey Clark brings Sidney Powell associate to Capitol riot committee testimony
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Former Assistant Attorney General for the Environment and Natural Resources Division Jeffrey Clark, a key figure in former President Donald Trump's efforts to overturn the 2020 election, testified before the House Select Committee investigating the January 6th Capitol riots on Friday.

And, as Politico reports, he did not come by himself.

According to the publication, Clark arrived for his testimony alongside Harry MacDougald, a Georgia-based attorney who teamed up with "kraken" lawyer Sidney Powell in her failed quest to overturn the election results in the Peach State.

"CBS's Ellis Kim tweeted a picture of Clark and MacDougald departing a congressional office building after the deposition," writes Politico. "It's unclear if Clark answered the committee's questions while he was behind closed doors, though he appears to have been with the panel for less than two hours — a fairly short appearance. A spokesman for the select committee declined to comment."

Clark is talking with the committee even though Trump has directly instructed former administration officials to ignore any subpoenas that come from the House select committee investigating the January 6th Capitol riots.

The committee subpoenaed Clark last month on the grounds that he was "reportedly involved in efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election and interrupt the peaceful transfer of power."

According to the subpoena, Clark "proposed delivery of a letter to state legislators in Georgia and others encouraging to delay certification of election results" and he also "recommended holding a press conference announcing that the Department was investigating allegations of voter fraud despite the lack of evidence that such fraud was present."