Justice Dept. subpoenas Ariz., Mich., Wis. officials for Trump communications

News December 6, 2022 News
Justice Dept. subpoenas Ariz., Mich., Wis. officials for Trump communications

From The Washington Post by Amy Gardner, Isaac Stanley-Becker, Yvonne Wingett Sanchez and Patrick Marley

Special counsel Jack Smith has subpoenaed local officials in Arizona, Michigan and Wisconsin — three states that were central to former president Donald Trump’s failed plan to stay in power following the 2020 election — for any and all communications with Trump, his campaign and a long list of aides and allies.

The requests for records arrived in Dane County, Wis.; Maricopa County, Ariz.; and Wayne County, Mich., late last week, and in Milwaukee on Monday, officials said. They are among the first known subpoenas issued by Smith, who was named last month by Attorney General Merrick Garland to oversee the Jan. 6 Capitol attack case as well as the criminal probe of Trump’s possible mishandling of classified documents at his Florida home.

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