LEAK: Special Counsel Jack Smith investigates Trump’s fundraising efforts over election fraud allegations | The gateway expert
Another day, another leak.
Special Counsel Jack Smith is currently investigating Trump’s fundraising efforts over “false allegations of voter fraud,” according to a leak in the Washington Post.
Federal prosecutors are investigating funds collected between November 3, 2020 and January 20, 2021.
The Washington Post reported:
Federal prosecutors investigating the January 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol have searched a wide range of documents related to fundraising after the 2020 election in recent weeks, seeking to determine whether Trump or his advisers ripped off donors. using false statements about election fraud. to raise funds, said eight people familiar with the new investigations.
Special Counsel Jack Smith’s office has issued subpoenas in recent weeks to Trump advisers and former campaign aides, Republican operatives and other consultants involved in the 2020 presidential campaign, the people said. . They also heard testimony from some of these figures before a Washington grand jury, some people said.
The fundraising arm of the investigation focuses on money raised during the period from Nov. 3, 2020, to the end of Trump’s term on Jan. 20, 2o21, and prosecutors would be interested in knowing if anyone one is associated with fundraising. the operation violated wire fraud laws, which prohibit making false claims over email to defraud people of money.
The subpoenas target more specific types of communications so prosecutors can compare what Trump allies and advisers were saying to each other privately about the voter fraud allegations with what they were saying publicly in calls that generated more $200 million in donations from the Conservatives, according to people familiar with the investigation.
According to a flee earlier this month, Special Counsel Jack Smith has “significant new evidence” of possible Trump obstruction in the Mar-a-Lago classified documents case.
Federal authorities seized classified documents stored at Mar-a-Lago and thoroughly searched the property after the Justice Department issued a subpoena to Trump in May to return the so-called classified documents.
According to a leak to WaPo, Jack Smith has emails and text messages from a former Trump aide showing that Trump may have searched through his boxes of classified documents stored at Mar-a-Lago after he was subpoenaed in May 2022.
Biden’s Justice Department has nothing on Trump, so they’ll try to frame him for “obstruction.”