Washington Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger has been subpoenaed as part of special counsel Jack Smith’s investigation into former President Donald Trump’s efforts to stay in office after the 2020 election, Raffensperger’s office told CBS News. .
Raffensperger received the summons Monday. His office declined to comment further. The Washington Post first reported the summons
Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed Smith last month to oversee the Justice Department’s investigation into documents found at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence and his efforts to retain power after the election, which included lobbying local officials to annul the results. In a now infamous phone call on January 2, 2021, Trump asked Raffensperger to “find” the votes he needed in Georgia to ensure victory.
“All I want to do is this. I just want to find 11,780 votes, which is one more than we have. Because we won the state.”according to call audio.
blacksmithin Arizona, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin to communicate with Trump, his campaign and various attorneys and allies associated with his 2020 presidential campaign.
A grand jury in Fulton County, Georgia, is alsoby Trump and his allies to overturn the 2020 election results in that state. Raffensperger testified before that body earlier this year.
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