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herding cats

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Tue Jul 26, 2022, 07:07 PM Jul 2022

Justice Dept. investigating Trump's actions in Jan. 6 criminal probe [View all]

Source: Washington Post

The Justice Department is investigating President Donald Trump’s actions as part of its criminal probe of efforts to overturn the 2020 election results, according to four people familiar with the matter.

Prosecutors who are questioning witnesses before a grand jury — including two top aides to Vice President Mike Pence — have asked in recent days about conversations with Trump, his lawyers, and others in his inner circle who sought to substitute Trump allies for certified electors from some states Joe Biden won, according to two people familiar with the matter. Both spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss an ongoing investigation.

The prosecutors have asked hours of detailed questions about meetings Trump led in December 2020 and January 2021; his pressure campaign on Pence to overturn the election; and what instructions Trump gave his lawyers and advisers about fake electors and sending electors back to the states, the people said. Some of the questions focused directly on the extent of Trump’s involvement in the fake-elector effort led by his outside lawyers, including John Eastman and Rudy Giuliani, these people said.

In addition, Justice Department investigators in April received phone records of key officials and aides in the Trump administration, including his former chief of staff, Mark Meadows, according to two people familiar with the matter. That effort is another indicator of how expansive the Jan. 6 probe had become, well before the high-profile, televised House hearings in June and July on the subject.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2022/07/26/trump-justice-investigation-january-6/

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Beat me to it! BumRushDaShow Jul 2022 #1
I wasn't sure if you were on. I kept refreshing over and over. Lol! herding cats Jul 2022 #2
LOL BumRushDaShow Jul 2022 #3
I just hope it's a balm for the hearts of some. herding cats Jul 2022 #4
I agree BumRushDaShow Jul 2022 #8
I still had hope... but a little wavering here and there electric_blue68 Jul 2022 #21
I hope this helps shore up your faith. herding cats Jul 2022 #25
Definitely! And it -wasn't- a big waver more like a "errrr, hello?" electric_blue68 Jul 2022 #26
Oh, to hell with "formatting" when BIG News breaks! ... electric_blue68 Jul 2022 #22
That was my approach! 🤣😂 herding cats Jul 2022 #29
... BumRushDaShow Jul 2022 #31
You're the GOAT in LBN. herding cats Jul 2022 #33
LOL BumRushDaShow Jul 2022 #42
Ha! NYT *finally* has a breaking on this BumRushDaShow Jul 2022 #30
Excellent scoop, one we've all been waiting for. JudyM Jul 2022 #36
This was needed and a balm. herding cats Jul 2022 #40
Helped me want to play this track: Everybody Dance Now (Gonna Make You Sweat) JudyM Jul 2022 #43
... Sky Jewels Jul 2022 #5
Thanks for keeping your radar out! Man, my heart's beating faster the closer we get. ancianita Jul 2022 #6
+100 nt MarineCombatEngineer Jul 2022 #7
Hmmm, I wonder if this will be good enough for the Garland bashers? Fiendish Thingy Jul 2022 #9
Nope. The bar will just raise higher Generic Brad Jul 2022 #18
This message was self-deleted by its author Chin music Jul 2022 #24
Absolutely right. ShazzieB Jul 2022 #47
Justice is coming. fightforfreedom Jul 2022 #10
So is the November vote! Hurry up guys! machoneman Jul 2022 #11
Meadows, Eastman, Clark, Trump are not on the ballot. gab13by13 Jul 2022 #15
.... PA_jen Jul 2022 #12
I gladly apologize, gab13by13 Jul 2022 #13
I am impressed, Gab! Thank you! Beastly Boy Jul 2022 #23
That's really big of you! herding cats Jul 2022 #38
My money is on meadows flipping onetexan Jul 2022 #41
+100 nt MarineCombatEngineer Jul 2022 #46
Wait, you mean Garland isn't weak, spineless, and useless? mcar Jul 2022 #14
I never, ever said that, gab13by13 Jul 2022 #17
Lock his oversized orange ass up!!!! Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Jul 2022 #16
good! YoshidaYui Jul 2022 #19
Woah, just caught this on MSNBC (Tune-in radio) electric_blue68 Jul 2022 #20
I also never called for immediate indictment, gab13by13 Jul 2022 #27
YES! Mahalo, Cat!💕🤷‍♂️ Cha Jul 2022 #28
My pleasure, Cha! herding cats Jul 2022 #34
So Encouraging, Cat! Here's another Cha Jul 2022 #37
This is it. Novara Jul 2022 #32
Looks like they're pursuing the "conspiracy to defraud" charges, which... LudwigPastorius Jul 2022 #35
This is good news, my friends! Bayard Jul 2022 #39
Kick dalton99a Jul 2022 #44
"It is not evident that Trump himself is a target of the investigation" 867-5309. Jul 2022 #45
At times, we also make valid inferences as well. Torchlight Jul 2022 #48
The guy told people to the Capitol purr-rat beauty Jul 2022 #49
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