Capitol Assault Investigation Expands with Subpoenas in Multiple States

One of the public hearings held by the committee investigating the assault on the Capitol.

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The Justice Department stepped up his criminal investigation of a plot by the president donald trump and its allies to create lists of so-called fake voters in an attempt to keep Trump in power during the 2020 electionas federal agents served grand jury subpoenas Wednesday for at least four people connected to that scheme, according to The New York Times.

The subpoenas were served on multiple people, furthering the investigation into how political activists supporting President Donald Trump tried to use fake voters to thwart Joe Biden’s 2020 election victory.

One of those who received a subpoena, according to two people familiar with the matter, was Brad Carver, an attorney and Republican Party of Georgia official who claimed to be one of Trump’s constituents in the statewhich was won by Joseph R. Biden Jr.

Another recipient of the summons was Thomas Lanes, an official who worked on behalf of the Trump campaign in Arizona and New Mexico, those people said.

a third person, Sean Flynn, Trump’s Michigan campaign aide also received a subpoena, according to people familiar with the matter.

A fourth citation was issued to David Shaffer, chairman of the Georgia Republican Party, who also served as Trump’s false elector.

The Washington Post previously reported on the issuance of these new subpoenas by the Department of Justice, in a new bias in the investigations into the false voters with whom they tried to alter the result of the 2020 presidential elections.

These new investigative moves by the Justice Department come amid a series of high-profile congressional hearings examining not only the unrest on Capitol Hill, but also Trump’s efforts to undo Biden’s electoral victory through fake voters, lobbying the Justice Department, and false claims of voter fraud.

Officials from Arizona and Georgia testified Tuesday before the House select committee on the activities launched by Trump and his inner circle of advisers aimed at changing the outcome of the elections in those states.

On Thursday, the committee will hold a public hearing with testimony from former Justice Department officials on how former President Donald Trump pressured the Justice Department to help him in his efforts to overturn his defeat in the 2020 elections.

Public hearings by the committee investigating the Capitol storming have increased public pressure on the Justice Department to more aggressively investigate Trump and those close to him for their role in the run-up to Jan. 6.

More than 820 people have already been charged by the Justice Department for their alleged involvement in the Jan. 6 attack on Capitol Hill, making it the largest investigation in the department’s history. Hundreds more people are still wanted.

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