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Is Jeffrey Clark married? Federal raid of family home took three hours

Alexandra Ciufudean June 24, 2022
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Wednesday, 23 June, federal law enforcement raided the home of lawyer and former US Justice Department official Jeffrey Bossert Clark. The raid was reportedly in connection with the DOJ’s investigation of alleged attempts to decertify results of the 2020 election, CNN reports.

Thursday marked the fifth day of public hearings by the January 6 committee select, which focused on the role of DOJ officials in the lead-up to events at the US Capitol.

A spokesperson for the DC Attorney’s Office told Forbes law enforcement officers had been near Lorton, Virginia, where Clark and his family live. It’s unclear exactly what the raid was supposed to find, although Clark later told Fox political commentator Tucker Carlson electronics were removed from the family home.

With these new developments, people are curious to know more about Jeffrey Clark – is he married? Does he have children? How does the ex-DOJ official fit into the January 6 investigation? Here’s the details.

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Clark was a good student, ‘unassuming’

Jeffrey Clark was born on 17 April 1967 in Tacony, Philadelphia. He was described by his classmates at Father Judge High School as a hard-working student eager to impress through academic achievements.

He moved away shortly after graduation and went on to graduate from Harvard College with a BA in economics and history, later obtaining an MA in urban affairs and public policy from the University of Delaware and a Juris Doctorate from Georgetown Law.

Between 2001 and 2005, he joined the Bush administration as deputy assistant attorney general for the environmental division of the DOJ. His work on environment-related cases continued after he left the role and, in 2017, he was nominated by then-president Trump to become assistant attorney general of his Environment and Natural Resources Division.

In this role, Clark gained a reputation for “taking a hands-on approach that drew kudos from some colleagues but often frustrated career lawyers on his team”, according to a retrospective of his position by Bloomberg. The report claimed some decisions made him especially unpopular with colleagues, such as his opposition to regulating greenhouse gases.

Is Jeffrey Clark married? What to know about his family

As news of the raid on his home spreads, people want to know more about Jeffrey Clark’s family. Is he married and does he have children?

Yes. Jeffrey Clark is married to Eunha and they have five children. The couple have been married for more than 20 years. Clark and his family live in a suburban area near Lorton, according to reports of the DOJ raid.

Neither Clark nor his wife seem to have a presence on social media, and they seem to enjoy keeping their family life away from the spotlight.

Clark’s family have not commented on how the raid affected them, although the ex-DOJ official told Tucker Carlson the whole thing took more than three hours, during which time he was left to wait in the street in his pajamas.

Clark’s family home raided by federal officials early Wednesday morning

In the aftermath of the 2020 presidential election, it is alleged former president Trump was introduced to Jeffrey Clark, at the time the assistant attorney general of the Environment Division. The New York Times reported in January 2021 that Clark had “told the (former) president he agreed that fraud had affected the election results”.

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The January 6 committee is investigating Clark’s role in a so-called “fake electors” scheme. Its alleged purpose, the Guardian reports, was to send slates of fake electors to Congress in an attempt to stop it certifying Joe Biden’s win.

Wednesday at 7am, Jeffrey Clark’s suburban home was raided by about a dozen federal agents. A spokesperson for the US Attorney’s Office in DC confirmed there was law enforcement activity in the area where Clark lives but refused to comment on the nature or target of the activity.

In an interview with Tucker Carlson on Fox last night, Clark confirmed the raid took place, saying agents took more than three hours to remove electronic devices from his home.

Brief update on January 6 public hearings

The fifth public hearing of the January 6 committee select took place on Thursday, 23 June and focused on the role officials in the Department of Justice might have played in Trump seeking to stay in power after his 2020 election defeat. The day before, a number of people believed to be connected to the so-called “fake elector” plot were issued with subpoenas.

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During Thursday’s hearing, the public learned about a December 2020 Oval Office meeting in which Trump was accused of considering firing acting attorney general Rosen and installing Clark in his stead. CNN claims the goal was to encourage state lawmakers to delegitimise Biden’s win. In the end, however, Trump decided not to push ahead with replacing Rosen.

On Thursday, the January 6 committee announced it would suspend public hearings to review a “deluge of new evidence”. Hearings are expected to start again in July.

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Alexandra is Head of Entertainment at The Focus, managing a growing team of outstanding graduate and experienced writers. She has worked previously as an editor, writer and content specialist across web, video and social platforms and has a bachelor's in English Linguistics and a master's in Comparative Literature.