The Justice Division has issued some 40 subpoenas to aides of former President Donald Trump relating to Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election, POLITICO confirmed Monday.
The subpoenas, first reported by The New York Times, are a serious step ahead within the ongoing investigation of the occasions main as much as the Jan. 6, 2021, assault on the Capitol. Additionally they come as Trump is coping with a separate inquiry into his dealing with of presidential data and categorized materials that he took with him to his house in Florida after the top of his presidency. Trump’s legal professionals and the Justice Division are at present in a protracted legal battle over the custody of these data.
Former Trump adviser Stephen Bannon was the primary to debate the latest batch of subpoenas, saying on his podcast final week that 35 had been issued. That quantity seems to have been a slight lowballing of the particular determine.