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Joseph Clark

Joseph Clark

Joseph Clark covers Congress and national security for The Washington Times. He is a Kansas native and holds a bachelor’s degree in American Studies from the University of Kansas. Joseph spent ten years in the Navy after college and worked briefly in banking prior to obtaining his master's degree from the Columbia Journalism School and joining The Washington Times. He can be reached at

Articles by Joseph Clark

In this May 12, 2021, photo Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., speaks to reporters in Washington. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has named House Homeland Security Chairman Bennie Thompson as the head of a new select committee to investigate the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol. She also picked Cheney as a member. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) **FILE**

Pelosi names Cheney to serve on committee probing Jan. 6 riot

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday named Republican Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming, an outspoken foe of former President Donald Trump, to serve on the House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. Published July 1, 2021

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., walks back to her office after the House voted to create a select committee to investigate the Jan. 6 insurrection, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, June 30, 2021. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

House, in party-line vote, approves select committee to probe Jan. 6 riot

The House on Wednesday approved Speaker Nancy Pelosi's bill to establish a select committee to investigate the Jan. 6 pro-Trump attack on the Capitol, giving Democrats significant leeway to shape the inquiry after the Senate balked at establishing a bipartisan commission. Published June 30, 2021

In this Dec. 13, 2016, file photo, Rep. Seth Moulton, D-Mass., speaks during an event in Beverly, Mass. Mr. Moulton has expressed concerns about the Biden administration's apparent lack of planning for how to move Afghan interpreters to safety in the United States with the forthcoming withdrawal of U.S. forces from the country. “There’s probably nothing that makes me more concerned about this plan than the fact that there is no clear person in charge at this point,” he said. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)  **FILE**

Questions surround U.S. plans to evacuate Afghan allies amid pullout

Key lawmakers said Thursday that they need more details as the Biden administration prepares to relocate Afghan nationals who aided the war effort amid an accelerating U.S. troop withdrawal and a backlogged visa program. "There's probably nothing that makes me more concerned about this plan than the fact that there is no clear person in charge at this point," said Massachusetts Democratic Rep. Seth Moulton, a Marine veteran. Published June 24, 2021

Screen capture of Christopher Fonzone's profile page at Sidley Austin LLP. Mr. Fonzone was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on June 22, 2021, to general counsel for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, over the objections of Senate Republicans who expressed concern about his previous legal work for Huawei, a Chinese technology firm. (

Fonzone wins Senate approval despite GOP concerns about China links

The Senate on Tuesday confirmed Christopher Fonzone as general counsel of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence over objections from several Republicans because of his previous legal work for the Chinese Ministry of Commerce and Chinese telecom company Huawei Technologies. Published June 22, 2021