DOJ subpoenas officials in Wisconsin and Michigan to communicate with Trump around 2020 election – KESQ

By Zachary Cohen, CNN

special counsel jack smith has subpoenaed local officials in Wisconsin and Michigan for any and all communications with then-President Donald Trump, his 2020 campaign, and a host of aides and allies, multiple sources confirmed to CNN.

Records requests were received by officials in Michigan’s Dane County and Wayne County late last week, while Milwaukee officials received requests Monday, the sources said.

The subpoenas request communications from these local officials with Trump, specifically, and from a list of various people who worked with or advised his campaign, the sources added. A copy of the subpoena sent to the Milwaukee County Clerk seeks communications from June 1, 2020, through January 20, 2021, the day Trump left office.

The citations were first reported by Washington Post.

smith was appointed by Attorney General Merrick Garland last month to oversee parts of the Justice Department’s criminal investigation into the January 6, 2021 insurrection and the criminal investigation into the retention of classified documents at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago property.

Smith is leading investigations that they have already taken several aggressive steps to gather information on Trump himself, and recent subpoenas show prosecutors are still seeking information about Trump campaign contacts with local officials in key battleground states as part of the Trump campaign’s election interference investigation. 2020.

“We welcome and support the work of any law enforcement agency working to ensure full accountability for efforts to overturn the fair and accurate results of the 2020 Michigan election,” the secretary of Michigan told CNN on Tuesday. Michigan State, Jocelyn Benson.

Smith, a longtime prosecutor who has overseen a variety of high-profile cases during a career spanning decades, is expected to be tasked with making policy decisions on whether to indict a former US president.

Garland’s statements and recent steps taken in the Mar-a-Lago and January 6 investigations have indicated that, at the very least, Trump is under investigation and could be charged with a crime.

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CNN’s Devan Cole contributed to this report.

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