Donald’s case was investigated by the special counsel Trump Sources have revealed that he could be deciding whether or not to bring criminal charges against himself in just weeks, after acquiring a wealth of state documents detailing pressure on him to reverse the 2020 election. Bloomberg.
Special Counsel Jack Smith, along with his Justice Department colleagues are looking at new email and letter records from the battleground states.
“You can tell that it’s moving quickly,” Brian Kidd was a former federal prosecutions officer who worked for Smith at the Department of Justice. He spoke to Bloomberg.
Arizona and Georgia officials New Mexico and Nevada confirmed to Bloomberg that they have complied with grand jury subpoenas from Smith’s office. It material Nevada has turned the documents over to Bloomberg for review. Trump representatives baselessly accused the state’s local officials of allowing election “fraud and abuse” soon after Trump Joe Biden lost the vote.
In recorded phone call Published last year Trump After the election, Brad Raffensperger (Georg Secretary of State) and his general counsel informed the office. “find” He received enough votes that he could win. “Fellas, I need 11,000 votes. Give me a break,” Trump The call was recorded.
Officials in seven of the states where Biden was elected and won were served with subpoenas. Trump In an attempt to undermine the election, he or his associates pressured political and electoral officials. create “fake” slates of pro-Trump electors.
Bloomberg reports that officials from Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Michigan declined to comment on whether they had complied or didn’t immediately reply to the subpoenas.
Smith’s team is also closely examining voluminous testimony transcripts recorded by the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol. This includes testimony from White House aides. Trump Even though he knew that he had lost, he claimed fraud. A former official linked him. Trump Bloomberg noted that the attempt to elect fake voters was unsuccessful.
Last month, the Jan. 6 Committee unanimously approved referring four criminal cases against Trump The DOJ is liable for obstruction of an official proceeding and conspiring against defrauding the United States.
Smith was appointed by U.S. attorney general Merrick Garland in November, just days following his appointment. Trump Announced he was running for the presidency again, and is responsible for investigating both Trump’s efforts to overturn the election he lost and into classified documents found secretly stashed at his Mar-a-Lago, Florida, home.
In a dispute over those documents, Wednesday’s federal judge ruled for the DOJ. Beryl Howell, the chief judge at Washington’s Federal District Court, issued that decision. Trump’s attorneys had to provide the names of private investigators Trump He was hired to search the property for any records. According to the Justice Department, they want more information on how documents were moved or stored. Trump These investigators can help you find properties.