Two of Donald Trump’s top officials are facing subpoenas for an investigation against him over fundraisers following the 2020 election that were aimed at undermining the election results.
Stephen Miller, once one of the former US president’s top aides, and Brian Jack, his former White House political affairs director, were among a large group of Trump officials and allies who have were subpoenaed by the grand jury this week, The New York Times reported.
The ongoing investigation is looking at funds tied to the Save America (Pac) political action committee and an alleged plan that would involve sending fake voters to states that had disputed the results of the 2020 election.
The Pac, which was created by Trump in November 2022 shortly after the election, is funded entirely by Republicans and currently has more than $100 million in funds, up from $31 million in 2020.
Miller, who rose to prominence under the Trump administration for his alleged ties to white supremacists and outspoken anti-immigrant stances, participated in lengthy testimony earlier this year before the House Select Committee on the role of Trump in fanning the flames of the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.
Before that, in December, Jack had also faced a subpoena for his role in organizing a January 6 rally that led to the insurrection.
Others on the list of subpoenas issued this week include officials who have been involved in the election platform to varying degrees: from junior aides to pro-Trump lawyers helping plan the platform, as well as Republican lawmakers who are not than Trump allies.
Although the subpoena does not directly put individuals under investigation, it is an action that the Department of Justice may take against an individual in an attempt to obtain further information about a case, according to the Times.
This week’s subpoena is just the latest in a long line of allegations and investigations against the former president. In the most recent episode, a raid on his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida revealed he was in possession of documents he took from the White House when he left in 2021 – documents that even top Biden aides had no access to see.
In response, Trump last week berated the FBI and the Justice Department, accusing them of being “vicious monsters” under the control of the media and “scoundrels of the radical left.”