People associated with Donald Trump have received court subpoenas over their alleged attempts to alter the US presidential election results.
CBS News on Tuesday cited four sources as saying that more than 30 people received federal grand jury subpoenas, many of which were issued last week, over their involvement in the 2020 presidential election results.
One source familiar with the court case characterized the investigation as huge.
The Justice Department is examining how funds were raised and spent on alleged attempts to overturn the 2020 election; efforts to submit fake "alternate" electors to Congress from states lost by Trump; and the "Stop The Steal" rally held at the Ellipse, adjacent to White House grounds, on Jan. 6, just before the deadly attack on Capitol Hill.
Those who were handed subpoenas included employees and contractors for the Trump campaign and Republican National Committee, including poll watchers, according to two sources familiar with the case. The sources said the identities of those subpoenaed range from household names to rank and file low-level workers.
Three days ago, a former adviser to Trump said in an interview that Trump associates were being subjected to a crackdown and mass raids by the FBI "Gestapo" agents.
CBS News reported that there was a “very high” chance that Trump himself would be indicted for actions related to the January 6 attack.
On Jan. 6, Trump supporters occupied the US Capitol while lawmakers were in the process of reviewing the certification of state electors which indicated Biden's victory. Some Trump supporters had hoped that this process could have resulted in some of the electors being disqualified, thus overturning the outcome of the presidential election.
It is claimed by some that the demonstrators were infiltrated and incited by provocateurs from US intelligence agencies, who orchestrated the “false flag operation” in order to get rid of Trump.
Some among the crowd clashed with police, and some made threats to beat up a number of Democratic lawmakers. Some also inflicted damage on parts of the Capitol building.