The surprise witness called by Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s January 6 Committee last Tuesday provided sensational hearsay testimony about President Trump’s behavior that has received significant pushback. It now appears that she has also offered false testimony that has led to an invasive search by federal officials.
Agents executed a search warrant at the home of former Justice Department lawyer Jeffrey Clark on June 22, leaving him waiting in his front yard in his pajamas as they went through his house and seized his electronic devices.
The search was apparently conducted as part of the investigation being conducted by the January 6 Committee. Clark is involved because of allegations that President Trump sought to install him as acting attorney general to pursue an investigation into fraudulent activities surrounding the 2020 election.
Washington attorney Mike Davis has stated he believes Hutchinson misidentified the notation shown as “J Clark” in White House visitor logs as Jeffrey Clark. Davis is a former law clerk for Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch and now leads the Article III Project.
Davis believes that “J Clark” instead references Justin Clark, a Trump campaign aide and White House public liaison officer.
Davis posted a page of the transcript of Hutchinson’s testimony given in March showing her claim that Jeffrey Clark “met frequently” with Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani. She did not claim that she attended any of the meetings.
Davis described Hutchinson’s testimony as “100% false,” in that Jeffrey Clark and Giuliani have “never met or communicated.”
Davis now says that he wants to investigate the warrant used by federal agents to search Davis’ home and seize his electronics. He has asked whether “Hutchinson’s false testimony” was used by the Department of Justice as the factual basis for obtaining the warrant.
The claim that Jeffrey Clark was improperly identified by Hutchinson is also supported by a statement made by attorney Robert J. Costello, who was interviewed by the Washington Post and asked if his client, Rudy Giuliani, ever met with Davis.
He responded that it was a “mistaken identification,” and said Guiliani does not believe he has ever met with Jeffrey Clark. He also believes the person actually referenced is Justin Clark, who Guiliani has met with.
It is unknown at this time whether Jeffrey Clark will attack the factual allegations that supported the search warrant that led to the seizure of his property. Of course, he is waiting to learn if law enforcement will take further action against him.
As things stand, Pelosi’s hand-picked committee is not providing any cross-examination of testimony offered or any real test of the accuracy or truthfulness of the witnesses it is calling to create a political spectacle.