Trump aides and advisors subpoenaed for undermining 2020 elections
One of the former US president's most senior advisers Stephen Miller, has been subpoenaed, alongside others, for allegedly fundraising efforts that sought to undermine the 2020 elections.
Senior officials affiliated with former President Donald Trump face subpoenas, following an investigation against him for fundraising efforts subsequent to the 2020 elections that aimed to undermine that same year's election results that brought US President Joe Biden into the White House.
The New York Times (NYT) reported that a sizable number of Trump's aides and advisors were subpoenaed by the grand jury this week, including Stephen Miller, once one of the former US president's most senior advisers, and Brian Jack, his former director of political affairs at the White House.
The Save America political action committee (PAC) is the focus of the present inquiry, which is also looking into alleged plans to send phony electors to states where the 2020 election results were disputed.
The Republican base provides all of the funding for the Pac, which Trump established in November 2020 shortly after the election. The PAC presently has more than $100 million in assets, up from $31 million in 2020.
Miller gave a long statement earlier this year before the House select committee concerning Trump's participation in stoking the fires of the January 6 attack on the Capitol. Miller gained prominence during Trump's presidency for his purported ties to white supremacists and his vehement anti-immigrant positions.
Prior to that, Jack was served with a subpoena in December for his involvement in planning the demonstration on January 6 that resulted in the uprising.
Officials who were involved in the electoral strategy to varying degrees, such as junior aides, pro-Trump lawyers who helped with the plan, and Republican senators who are merely Trump allies, are also included on the list of those who have been served subpoenas this week.
According to the NYT, the Department of Justice can take action against an individual in order to gather further information about an investigated case even though the subpoena doesn't place the person under investigation directly.
This week's subpoena is only the latest in a long series of charges and investigations against the former president. Trump reportedly had more than 300 classified documents in his possession after leaving office, half of which the National Archives unsealed in January, alerting the Department of Justice to what eventually led to the FBI raid of his Florida estate.
An NYT report revealed on August 22 that the large amount of classified materials recovered by the government is what led to a federal criminal investigation into Trump.
Following the raid, Trump claimed on September 7 that federal agents took confidential medical records during an FBI raid on his Mar-a-Lago residence last month.
"Not only did the FBI steal my Passports in the FBI Raid and Break-In of my home, Mar-a-Lago, but it has just been learned through court filings that they also improperly took my complete and highly confidential medical file and history … a definite NO, NO. Days of the Soviet Union!" Trump said on social media.
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