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(7,465 posts)
Thu Jun 23, 2022, 08:58 PM Jun 2022

I'm really curious as of whether or not the flurry of DOJ subpoenas

on the fake electors, the search warrant the fbi executed at Clark's house were planned before the hearings or not ?

I would think that the DOJ would need to dot the i's and cross the t's before raiding Clark's house for example so it would seem unlikely they decided when watching hearings a few days before.

But who knows ? is it that the DOJ felt pressure or that it just so happen they were ready to proceed and this coincided with the hearings ?
I guess they also may have decided to wait until hearings so that it's out in the open and they don't collide with the commitee ?

I can't wait to learn in the future what actually happened when somebody writes their memoir on the events of the day ..

Response to drray23 (Original post)


(7,465 posts)
4. that's what I am leaning towards.
Thu Jun 23, 2022, 09:01 PM
Jun 2022

it would be hard to get a judge to issue a search warrant for a former top doj official unless they had the goods


(10,202 posts)
2. Where they holding them as a courtesy to the committee?
Thu Jun 23, 2022, 08:59 PM
Jun 2022

I’m sure some will argue they’re just acting because the committee made it impossible for them not to, but I wonder how much was coordinated.

Thomas Hurt

(13,903 posts)
3. I think the J6 hearing are pushing them to do it. Make sure they secure any evidence and testimony
Thu Jun 23, 2022, 09:00 PM
Jun 2022

they need.


(23,137 posts)
5. Just bc the J6 committee said they weren't providing the DOJ with
Thu Jun 23, 2022, 09:06 PM
Jun 2022

their investigative files doesn’t mean they didn’t … maybe sometimes it’s best to keep your moves out of the limelight …



(7,715 posts)
6. If the warrant had been executed earlier, Clark would have had an easier time taking the Fifth
Thu Jun 23, 2022, 09:06 PM
Jun 2022

before the J6 Committee. Apparently, he still did take the Fifth before the Committee.

Criminal investigations are exceedingly complex, and the Fifth Amendment is a real issue for the FBI. Things have to be coordinated precisely. It sounds like the investigators (Congressional and FBI) are getting new information on a daily basis.



(69 posts)
7. I firmly believe they are working in concert
Thu Jun 23, 2022, 09:10 PM
Jun 2022

J6 hearings are prepping the public for what is coming down. That makes sense to me and frankly how I believe it should be handled. It is a bipartisam committee and has the public clamoring for the DOJ to do something. Brilliant. DOJ cannot be seen as politically motivated when the information is out there for the public to understand. The J6 committee is putting this together in easily digestable pieces that are not difficult for the general public to understand.

I know that a lot of folks are frustrated with how long it is taking but I do believe for the good of the country this is how it has to happen.


(7,465 posts)
8. it does seem to shape out that way
Thu Jun 23, 2022, 09:12 PM
Jun 2022

even the polls are reflecting a big majority of Americans now believe Trump attempted a coup ( over 60 percent). This massively went up after the first few hearings.

It has the same effect the Watergate hearings did.


(21,293 posts)
12. Not sure if they would officially coordinate BUT
Thu Jun 23, 2022, 09:34 PM
Jun 2022

maybe DOJ has had the goods for a while now, and they knew what a political nightmare it would be to tackle a conspiracy of this magnitude, so they’re timing their actions alongside the committee hearings which is giving them a TON of political cover.

Without the J6 hearings, DOJ rounding up Trump’s buddies would put them way out on a limb; Republicans would go nuts accusing them of political prosecutions on behalf of Joe Biden. But with everything we’re learning from the hearings, it’s making it practically impossible for GOP complaints to break through.

Especially with the hearing today which focused on DOJ and kept hammering the point home over and over again that they work (or should work) on behalf of the people, not the president. It was a good reminder that under normal circumstances, that’s how the DOJ works.

This is pure speculation on my part of course, I have no clue what is going on behind the scenes.

Response to EarlG (Reply #12)


(18,389 posts)
11. My guess is that they've been working on it for some time but...
Thu Jun 23, 2022, 09:34 PM
Jun 2022

Because of the congressional investigation they delayed acting until the culpable information was revealed to the public.

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