In news from the Trump grand juries...
A grand jury sitting in Washington D.C. has issued subpoenas aimed at the Save America Pac, the operation Trump formed soon after election day in 2020 to exploit his lie that the election had been stolen from him. Trump has used the super-pac to raise funds for his own political future as well as to distribute money to candidates he has endorsed around the country. This is a new grand jury, separate from the one already empaneled to investigate Trump’s efforts to overturn the election. Subpoenas from this new grand jury were issued to, among others, the execrable Stephen Miller, Trump’s speech writer and senior adviser in the White House, and Brian Jack, Trump’s former White House political director. Miller has been paid by the Trump super-pac since leaving the White House, and Jack has worked as an adviser to Trump after leaving the White House, as well as for Kevin McCarthy, the House Minority Leader.
The grand jury has also subpoenaed several other people who worked on the Trump campaign or in the White House in various positions, such as the campaign finance director and the former chief of staff to Ivanka Trump. According to the New York Times, at least one of the new subpoenas was signed by Thomas P. Windom, a veteran fraud prosecutor in the Department of Justice, and another was signed by Mary L. Dohrmann, a prosecutor whom the Times said has been working with Mr. Windom in recent months.
The other grand jury has issued subpoenas seeking information about the scheme Trump developed after the election to send fake slates of electors to Congress in order to disrupt the count on January 6 or to throw the election into the House of Representatives. These subpoenas, according to the Times, “sought communications with several pro-Trump lawyers — like Kenneth Chesebro — who helped devise the electors plan.” Other subpoenas were sent to Republican state representatives and senators allied with Trump, as well as to Republican state officials in the states that sent the slates of fake electors to Congress.
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