Top Trump election denier whines that people think ‘he has lost his mind’.
Former Justice Department attorney
Jeffrey Clark defended his legal prowess on Monday after he claimed people believed he “lost his mind” over the 2020 presidential election.
Clark, facing disciplinary proceedings by the District of Columbia Bar, complained to podcast host Steve Bannon about the way he had been “painted” by his critics after working to overturn the election.
In an effort to maintain control in the closing weeks of his administration the former president Donald Trump thought about selecting Clark as his acting attorney general.
“I could see that there were all kinds of problems and that the election system was essentially under attack,” Clark told Bannon. “And you had Bill Barr before the election, you know, pointing out that mail-in ballots are very dangerous, right? So I knew all that. I also knew about the Zuckerberg efforts, right? You are aware that the Justice Department has access to a wide range of instruments.
Clark pointed out
that the Trump administration never investigated election contributions from Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.
“So I was painted as, you know, somehow, you know, he has lost his mind,” he ranted. “The other thing they did, which is particularly irksome to me, Steve, at the January 6th hearings about a year ago, is, you know, they painted me as, you know, not understanding anything about various areas of the law, which, you know, is particularly rich given that I was the only assistant attorney general who simultaneously ran two divisions.”
Clark, a former environmental lawyer, said other members of the Justice Department were given more authority than him.
“And me, who is actually a legal expert on a lot of different topics, was painted as if I didn’t know anything other than about oil spills,” he griped. “That’s become a big meme I get hit with on Twitter every day is, we’ll call you when there’s an oil spill.”