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Trump campaign officials hit with ‘wide-ranging’ subpoena seeking Jan 6 information

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A “wide-ranging” subpoena was sent to Trump campaign officials last month as part of the Justice Department’s investigation into the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, The Washington Post reports.

A former Trump campaign official told The Post that the subpoena was received in early December and has questions that were not part of a series of similar subpoenas that were sent out in September.

From The Post:

One part of the four-page legal document asks recipients to reveal if anyone other than themselves is paying for legal representation — and if so, to provide a copy of the retention agreement for that legal work. At least one other former campaign official also received the subpoena, according to that person’s lawyer, who also spoke on the condition of anonymity to avoid drawing attention to his client.

The subpoena seeks any communications or information about Dominion and Smartmatic, two voting technology companies that were subjected to a barrage of false conspiracy theories floated by advisers to President Donald Trump. That request seems designed to gather what campaign officials might have been saying privately at the time Trump backers were publicly disparaging those firms in the wake of Joe Biden’s 2020 victory.

The subpoena shows the Justice Department is interested in other Trump entities besides the Save America PAC — which The Post and others reported last year was a subject of inquiry by investigators. It seeks “all documents and communications” related to a panoply of other Trump-affiliated groups, including the Make America Great Again PAC, the Save America Joint Fundraising Committee and the Trump Make America Great Again Committee.

Read the full report over at The Washington Post

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