Over 40 Trump associates and aides subpoenaed by DOJ in 2020 election investigation

The Department of Justice issued around 40 subpoenas last week in its investigation of former President Donald Trump and his allies’ effort to overturn the results of the 2020 election, The New York Times reports.

Bernard Kerik, the pro-Trump former New York Police commissioner who pushed election conspiracy theories, was confirmed by his attorney Timothy Parlatore as being one of those subpoenaed.

“Basically, give us anything and everything related to anybody that is tangentially related to the Trump campaign including a long, long laundry list,” Parlatore said.

Top White House aide during the Trump years, Dan Scavino, was also subpoenaed.

From The Hill:

The Times reported that the subpoenas seek information related to a plan concocted by Trump associates to submit slates of alternative electors from states like Georgia, Pennsylvania and Arizona, which President Biden narrowly won in 2020. The goal was to submit names of electors who would cast their support for Trump instead of Biden, potentially upending the result.

Read the full report over at The New York Times

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