Report: Justice Dept Actively Investigating Donald Trump

The Washington Post is reporting today that Donald Trump IS under criminal investigation by the Department of Justice for his efforts to overturn the 2020 election results.
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While there had only been speculation so far, the Washington Post is reporting today that Donald Trump IS under criminal investigation by the Department of Justice for his efforts to overturn the 2020 election results.

A grand jury is already impaneled and questioning key witnesses.

From the Washington Post:

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.

The Post also reports that DOJ investigators received phone records of key Trump administration officials, including Trump’s former chief of staff, Mark Meadows, in April.

Read the full report here.

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