Sunday, January 29, 2023

Prosecutors requested Trump election documents

MADISON, Wisconsin ( Associated Press) – Special counsel Jack Smith has urged authorities in Wisconsin, Michigan and Arizona to overturn the results of turning over records of communications with or about former President Donald Trump, his campaign advisers or other associates. asked to join. 2020 election.

The orders include Milwaukee and Dane counties in Wisconsin, Wayne in Michigan and Maricopa in Arizona. Those are the first known requests from Smith, who was appointed last month as special counsel by Attorney General Merrick Garland.

Smith is overseeing the Justice Department’s investigation into matters related to the transfer of classified documents to Trump’s Florida home, as well as the storming of the Capitol on January 6, 2021, and Trump’s frantic efforts to remain in power.

The subpoenas, first reported by The Washington Post, are the clearest indication so far that Smith’s job will include screening bogus voters as part of Trump’s efforts to reduce voter canvassing and post-authentication of results. Will join.

Milwaukee County Clerk George Christensen said he received the request on Monday and is working with the county attorney to respond as soon as possible.

“I don’t see a problem with it,” Christensen said. “I don’t know many of their names, so I don’t know how many of them tried to contact us. For example, I don’t remember receiving anything from Rudy Giuliani, I think I would remember that, but who knows.”

He expressed hope that the documents would aid the investigation, but said he had nothing that had not been made public.

Dane County Clerk Scott McDonnell said he had received a similar request on December 1, “about a group of people we already know about.”

He said the only person on the list with whom his office had any communication was Jim Troupis, Trump’s attorney in Wisconsin. Trump ordered a recount of votes in Milwaukee and Dane counties, the largest Democratic-majority counties in Wisconsin, after the 2020 election. Troupis led efforts to turn out thousands of mail-in ballots in those elections.


Colvin reported from New York. Correspondents Joey Cappelletti in Lansing, Michigan, Jonathan J. Cooper in Phoenix and Eric Tucker in Washington contributed.

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