(ConservativeHub.com) – The Washington Post reported that special counsel Jack Smith’s investigation into former President Donald Trump’s role in the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot is putting the focus on Trump’s fundraising efforts.
According to the report, Smith’s office has already issued subpoenas to a number of people who worked for the former President and his campaign during his 2020 run for office. Investigators are specifically examining whether Trump’s campaign team tried to get donors to contribute their funds because of claims of widespread voter fraud. Specifically, they are examining donations that took place between Election Day on Nov. 3, 2020, and the end of Trump’s time in office in January.
Some of those who have been subpoenaed have already testified before a Washington grand jury.
Trump, who is currently running for the 2024 GOP primary, lost his reelection bid to now-President Joe Biden in 2020. He announced that he was going to try and win back the White House in November 2022.
Smith was appointed to oversee both of the Department of Justice investigations into former President Trump. The second investigation relates to the possible mishandling of classified documents following an FBI search of Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home last year. Following the raid, hundreds of classified documents were recovered from Trump’s estate.
These are only two of the probes that Trump is currently facing. His legal woes, however, extend beyond that with a district attorney in Georgia also examining his efforts to overturn the state election. Trump has also been charged with 34 felony counts of falsifying business records in a case in New York.
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