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Jeffrey Clark Plans To Take The 5th. What Does That Mean For The Jan. 6 Probe?

Acting Assistant US Attorney General Jeffrey Clark speaks next to Deputy US Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen at a news conference, where they announced that Purdue Pharma LP has agreed to plead guilty to criminal charg... Acting Assistant US Attorney General Jeffrey Clark speaks next to Deputy US Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen at a news conference, where they announced that Purdue Pharma LP has agreed to plead guilty to criminal charges over the handling of its addictive prescription opioid OxyContin, at the Justice Department in Washington, DC, on October 21, 2020. (Photo by YURI GRIPAS / POOL / AFP) (Photo by YURI GRIPAS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images) MORE LESS
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December 2, 2021 1:20 p.m.
Updated December 2, 2021 1:25 p.m.

Jeffrey Clark, a former high-ranking Trump-era Justice Department official, has indicated he’ll invoke the Fifth Amendment in refusing to provide testimony to the Jan. 6 Committee — a significant move from a key behind-the-scenes player in Trump’s efforts to steal a second term.

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