How Trump loyalist Jeffrey Clark was shut down by fellow DOJ officials for trying to intervene in the election

Jeff Clark, Assistant Attorney General, Environment and Natural Resources Division speaks at a news conference held by the Justice Department in Washington on September 14, 2020. SUSAN WALSH/POOL/AFP via Getty ImagesAccording to reports, Jeffrey Clark, a Trump DOJ official, tried to intervene in Georgia’s election results.Clark was alleged to have tried to push Georgia to investigate irregularities. However, the DOJ did not find any evidence of widespread fraud.Clark was turned down by fellow DOJ officials, who said there was "no possibility" they would be accepted.Check out more stories from Insider's business page.Jeffrey Clark was an environmental lawyer at Department of Justice and ended up in the middle of President Donald Trump's efforts to use the agency for the 2020 election results to reverse.Clark requested the Justice Department's intervention in the Georgia election. This was in a December letter that ABC published this week. His Justice Department colleagues, who had not found any evidence of widespread voter fraud in the end, refused to intervene.Trump nominated Clark in 2017 to be the Assistant Attorney General for the Environment and Natural Resources Division. Trump appointed Clark Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Justice Department's Civil Division in September 2017.After Trump lost the election, he continued to make unsubstantiated fraud claims. Clark was an ally in this endeavor, even though his agency had been dissolved by the president.Continue reading: Where are Trump's White House staff now, Donald Trump? To show the places they have all landed, we created a searchable database with more than 329 top employees.In December 2020, Attorney General Bill Barr, a long-standing defender of Trump's, stated that no evidence had been found by the Justice Department of fraud that could have affected the election results. Jeffrey Rosen was appointed acting attorney general after Barr resigned in December.The New York Times reported, however, that Trump and Clark had been quietly working together to remove Rosen to make way for Clark. Clark denies the charges. According to The Times, Clark was planning on putting pressure on Georgia officials regarding the state's election results.Continue the storyClark's December letter, which was published this week, appears to have shown him doing just that.According to Donoghue's memo, Trump told Justice Department officials (including Rosen and Richard Donoghue) to "just state that the election was corrupt + let the rest to me."Clark immediately sent Rosen and Donoghue an draft of his letter requesting that it be sent to Georgia officials to ask them to investigate and possibly overturn Biden's victory in Georgia.The letter stated that the Department of Justice was investigating "a number of irregularities in 2020's election for President of United States." "The Department will keep you informed as soon as possible about our progress in investigating the matter, but we have identified significant concerns which may have affected the outcome of the election across multiple States, including Georgia."The Justice Department has not yet found any evidence of fraud that could affect the election's outcome.The letter also asked Georgia's governor for "immediately calling a special session [to consider this urgent and important matter]" and stated that if the governor declines, the legislature could take it.Clark wrote an email to Rosen and Donoghue after he sent the draft of his letter. ABC reported that he said, "I think it should be out as soon as we can,"Donoghue refused to sign the letter and anything similar a few days later.According to ABC, Donoghue wrote that while it may be true that the Department is investigating 'various irregularities in 2020 election for President' (something that we usually wouldn't state publicly), the investigations that I know of relate to suspicions that relate to misconduct that are so small that they simply wouldn't impact the outcome the Presidential Election."Rosen wrote that he agreed to sign the letter, but that he wasn't ready to.Clark resigned his position on January 14th. Clark resigned from his position on January 14.Business Insider has the original article.