Biden DOJ Official Kristen Clarke Concealed Prior Arrest during Senate Confirmation Hearing

A top official in President Joe Biden’s Department of Justice (DOJ) has left egg on the face of the administration and Senate Democrats after concealing a disqualifying prior arrest.

Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke admitted that she falsely testified about a previous arrest.

According to the New York Post, Clarke made a bombshell admission last week.

Clarke revealed that, despite her insistence during a confirmation hearing that she had never been arrested, she actually had been.

She claimed she chose not to disclose the arrest because her legal record had since been expunged.

Clarke is currently the head of the Justice Department’s civil rights division.

She has held the position since 2021.

During her 2021 confirmation hearing, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) asked Clarke if she’d “ever been arrested for or accused of committing a violent crime against any person.”

Her answer at the time was simply “No.”

Clearly, that wasn’t the truth.

The Daily Signal revealed that Clarke had, in fact, been arrested “in Maryland in relation to a domestic violence complaint back in 2006.”

The New York Post noted:

“The outlet cited court documents, her ex-husband Reginald Avery and text messages between Avery and the head of the American Accountability Foundation, a conservative nonprofit group.

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“Avery told the outlet that his finger was ‘sliced to the bone’ after Clarke allegedly came at him with a knife after he revealed that he was cheating on her.”

The charges she faced at the time were ultimately dropped.

After about a year had passed since her arrest, she filed the paperwork to get her record expunged of the incident.

Though multiple calls for her resignation have surfaced since the Daily Signal’s bombshell report, Clarke played the victim card during a recent CNN interview.

Clarke told the network why she chose not to disclose the arrest during her Senate confirmation hearing.

“This was a terrorizing and traumatizing period that I have sought to put behind me to promote my personal health, healing, and well-being,” she said during the interview.

“The physical and emotional scars, the emotional abuse and exploitation, and the lying are things that no woman or mother should ever have to endure.”

Clarke added, “When given the option to speak about such traumatic incidents in my life, I have chosen not to,” the DOJ official said.

“I didn’t believe during my confirmation process and I don’t believe now that I was obligated to share a fully expunged matter from my past.”

Only time will tell if enough pressure builds to force her resignation, as many think should be the outcome of the admission.

However, the two-tiered justice system rarely holds Democrats to account.

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By Nick R. Hamilton

Nick has a broad background in journalism, business, and technology. He covers news on cryptocurrency, traditional assets, and economic markets.

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