Special Counsel Subpoenas GOP Election Officials In Three States
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December 7, 2022

Special Counsel Jack Smith, a career prosecutor, isn't fooling around. He has hit the ground running in the ongoing criminal investigations into former President Donald Trump.

The Washington Post reports:

Special counsel Jack Smith has subpoenaed local officials in Arizona, Michigan and Wisconsin — three states that were central to former president Donald Trump's failed plan to stay in power following the 2020 election — for any and all communications with Trump, his campaign and a long list of aides and allies.

It sounds like Trump got a shoutout:

The subpoenas, at least three of which are dated Nov. 22, show that Smith is extending the Justice Department's examination of the circumstances leading up to the Capitol attack to include local election officials and their potential interactions with the former president and his representatives. The virtually identical requests to Arizona and Wisconsin name Trump individually, in addition to employees, agents and attorneys for his campaign. Details of the Michigan subpoena, confirmed by Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, were not immediately available.

According to the outlet, the subpoena asks for communication with the former president and his campaign, including several key allies.

The Special Counsel is also looking into the documents that Trump stole liberated and transported to Mar-a-Lago.

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