About 40 subpoenas have been issued by the Justice Department over the past week. seeking information about the attempted coup on Jan. 6 by former President Donald Trump and his allies. Things are heating up in Trumpworld, and we're good with that.
Via The New York Times:
Two top Trump advisers, Boris Epshteyn and Mike Roman had their phones seized as evidence, those people said.
The department's actions represent a substantial escalation of a slow-simmer investigation two months before the midterm elections, coinciding with a separate inquiry into Mr. Trump's hoarding of sensitive documents at his residence in Florida, Mar-a-Lago.
Among those the department has contacted since Wednesday are people who are close to the former president and have played significant roles in his post-White House life.
Dan Scavino, come on down!
Those receiving the subpoenas included Dan Scavino, Mr. Trump's former social media director who rose from working at a Trump-owned golf course to one of his most loyal aides and has remained an adviser since Mr. Trump left office. Stanley Woodward, one of Mr. Scavino's lawyers, declined to comment.
The Justice Department also executed search warrants to seize electronic devices from people involved in the so-called fake electors' effort in swing states, including Mr. Epshteyn, a longtime Trump adviser, and Mr. Roman, a campaign strategist, according to people familiar with the events. Federal agents made the seizures last week, the people said.
Subpoenas "also requested information about any members of the executive and legislative branches who may have taken part in planning, executing the rally, or tried to “obstruct, influence, impede or delay” the certification of the presidential election."
How embarrassing. I've never seen a man take a loss this badly. Perhaps this is why Trump met a group of men on the golf course on Monday while they were not golfing.