The Justice Department is investigating Donald Trump as part of of this is criminal investigate attempts to cancel results of According to the report, the 2020 presidential election
Prosecutors interviewed witnesses who testified before the court. grand jury in the last days of talking with in former the president, his lawyers and other close advisers about “false electors”, according to Washington Post.
Lawyers from the Department of Justice asked:hours of detailed questions about the meetings Mr. Trump hosted in December 2020 and January 2021; his pressure campaign cancel elections; and what instructions did he give to his lawyers and advisers about false electors and deportations of electors back to the states,” two sources told the paper. on Tuesday.
Sources who was not named, told the newspaper that some of the interrogations were focused on Mr Trump role in a “fake voter” scheme led by Rudy Giuliani and John Eastman.
prosecutors in April got phone records of Senior Trump White House officials, including his then of employee Mark Meadows, Mail reported.
” Washington Post and others news organizations previously wrote that the Ministry of Justice is studying the behavior of Eastman, Giuliani and others. in Trump Orbit. But degree of prosecutors’ interest in Trump’s actions have not been previously reported, and review of senior Recordings of telephone conversations of Trump aides, ”the newspaper said.
Two familiar people with The investigation told the newspaper that there were two “main tracks”. of investigation, which may eventually lead for additional verification of Trump.”
Sources told the newspaper that first includes mutiny conspiracy and conspiracy to obstruct government process, type of accusations already filed against leaders of Oathkeepers and Proud Boys, who did not enter the Capitol on January 6, but helped plan what happened there.
Mail says what second might include possible fraud related to the “fake voter” scheme or pressure on The Justice Department by Trump and his allies falsely claims election fraud.
It’s coming on the same day Attorney General Merrick Garland said NBC Nightly News that the Department of Justice planned to prosecute anyone “criminally responsible for intervention with peaceful transfer of power from one control to another.
“Look, the Department of Justice is doing the widest possible investigation. in this is history,” he said.
“And the committee is also conducting an extremely wide-ranging investigation. Inevitably there will be things they find before we do. found them. And it is inevitable that there will be things that we will discover that they do not found. That’s what happens when you do two wide-ranging investigations. on in the same time.”
Mr Garland gave a rare interview about the ongoing investigation after being targeted of the left anger about one’s own pace and was accused on Twitter of walk slowly during elections year.
But in last days, former Vice President Mike Pence former main of employees Mark Short and his lawyer Greg Jacob were brought before grand jury in Washington.
Mr Trump was also in Washington on Tuesday to give his first speech there after leaving the White House for Florida in January 2021.
In his speech to the America First Policy Institute, Trump said he ordered the Secret Service to clear homeless camps in Washington.