Police bodycam footage has been released of former Assistant Attorney General Jeffrey Bossert Clark, standing in his underwear during an early morning raid by federal agents on his home last month.
A female federal agent introduces herself and asks him to step outside. She then informs him that the officers have a search warrant.
‘Can I call my lawyer?’ Clark can be heard asking.
‘Let’s step outside,’ the officer responds. ‘Just real quick, we’ve got to clear the house, make sure you’re safe.’
‘Sir, we gotta clear the house,’ one agent responds.
‘We’re gonna clear the house, and as soon as we clear the house we’ll get you talking to your lawyer and we’ll get some pants on, okay?’ another adds.
‘Can I put pants on first?’ Clark then asks in disbelief.
The officers refused once again stating that they need to enter his home. Clark suggests that he might be able to wait in his garage but he is again refused.
‘Stand behind the cars and no one will see you,’ an officer tells him.
‘There’s no reason for this,’ Clark can be heard saying.
Officers ended up seizing electronics while a dog was also used to help undercover and sniff out any electronic devices that might be hidden.
Clark said he believed what had occurred was a politically motivated action.
In an interview with Tucker Carlson on Fox News, Clark shared his dismay at what he had been subjected to
‘At one point 12 agents and two Fairfax County Police Officers went into my house, searched it for 3.5 hours,’ he said. ‘They took all of the electronics from my house,’ he said in an interview with Tucker Carlson.
‘I just think we’re living in an era that I don’t recognize and increasingly, Tucker, I don’t recognize the country anymore with these Stasi-like things happening,’ Clark said.
‘Yeah, this is Stalinist,’ responded Carlson. ‘At some point, somebody’s gonna fight back and it’s going to get super ugly. I pray that it doesn’t happen but I think it probably will.’
Clark was previously deposed by the committee but repeatedly invoked his legal right not to answer questions that might be self-incriminating under the Fifth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
This is an excerpt from Daily Mail.