US Department of Justice issues subpoenas in Trump fake voter investigation, reports say


WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. federal agents on Wednesday issued grand jury subpoenas to several people as part of an investigation into efforts by former President Donald Trump and his supporters to overturn the election result of 2020, the Washington Post and New York Times reported.

The Justice Department is investigating a plan by Trump and his supporters to submit alternative lists of state voters to undo President Joe Biden’s victory in the presidential election.

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The Post and Times reported that subpoenas had been served on Brad Carver, a Republican Party official from Georgia, and Thomas Lane, an official who worked for Trump’s campaign in Arizona and New -Mexico.

The Post said Georgia Republican Party Chairman David Shafer also received a subpoena. The Times reported that Sean Flynn, a Trump campaign aide in Michigan, received a subpoena.

The FBI referred questions about the Post and Times reports to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia, who declined to comment.

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Carver and Shafer could not immediately be reached for comment. Shafer’s attorney previously said his client did not act improperly. Reuters was unable to immediately contact Lane and Flynn.

(Reporting by Eric Beech; Editing by Tim Ahmann and Kenneth Maxwell)


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