90 Miles From Tyranny : FBI Raids Home of Former Clinton Campaign Co-Chair

Monday, June 24, 2019

FBI Raids Home of Former Clinton Campaign Co-Chair

FBI agents raided the home of former Clinton campaign co-chair Jack Evans on Friday, a day after a confidential memo made public alleged that Evans “knowingly” violated ethics rules to benefit his friends and clients.

The Washington Post reported Friday that FBI agents raided D.C. councilman Evans’s Georgetown home early in the morning, instructing Evans to wait outside in a car while they conducted a search of his property.

According to ABC7 WJLA, FBI agents left Evan’s home carrying “boxes and boxes of what is believed to be evidence.”

Kadia Koroma, a spokeswoman for the U.S. attorney’s office for the District confirmed the “court-authorized law enforcement activity” at Evans’s house in a statement to the Post.

Jack Evans is a long-term colleague of Bill and Hillary Clinton. He was the D.C. co-chair of Hillary Clinton’s 2008 campaign and co-chaired Bill Clinton’s presidential campaigns in D.C. in 1992 and 1996.

Neighbors told the Post that federal agents arrived at dawn and blocked off the entire block, before pounding on Evans’ front door.

“I heard pounding on the door at 6 a.m., and I woke up and I looked out and saw all these cars,” a neighbor said.


The Hill reports: The raid comes just a day after news station WTOP obtained a confidential memo written by the D.C. Metro’s general counsel in May that accused Evans of “failing to disclose a conflict of interest” during the course of his work.

According to the Post, Evans is the subject of a federal grand jury investigation into his relationships with clients. He also faces questions involving whether he used his position for business gains in his consulting company, which is registered to his home address.

Evans, who is an elected official on the D.C. Council, also serves as chairman of the D.C. Metro board. Evans said he would step down from the board following the memo’s public release Thursday. The Post noted that it is unclear whether the early morning search of Evans’s home was related to...

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