“The Trump administration’s top environmental lawyer faces severe career repercussions and possibly ethics probes in the wake of allegations, which he disputes, that he worked with President Donald Trump to try to cast doubt on the 2020 election results.
Jeffrey Bossert Clark led the Justice Department’s Environment and Natural Resources Division for two years and served as acting head of the Civil Division during his last four months on the job. The New York Times reported Friday that Clark was involved in a plan to “oust” acting Attorney General Jeffrey A. Rosen and lend legal support to lawsuits challenging the election results.
Clark resigned from the Justice Department Jan. 14, less than a week before the end of Trump’s presidency, and didn’t have a new job lined up at the time. One legal industry consultant said he’d be “radioactive” on the job market now.”