(TheRedWire.com) – Special Counsel Jack Smith has issued subpoenas to the office of the Secretary of State in Arizona in connection to his ongoing inquiry into the January 6th assault on the Capitol, an office representative confirmed. Two subpoenas were served, targeting the preceding and the current administration.
These subpoenas are designed to unearth information about legal cases brought forth by the Trump campaign and the head of the Arizona GOP, alleging inaccuracies in the 2020 state election results. In that electoral cycle, Biden managed to secure Arizona, an unprecedented shift in a state typically dominated by Republicans.
Before this, Smith had extended subpoenas to notable state legislators in Arizona as part of the investigation linked to January 6th. However, no information was demanded from the state’s ex-Governor, Doug Ducey (R).
As reported by The Washington Post, ex-President Trump placed several calls to Governor Ducey following the 2020 election, pushing him to identify votes that could reverse his marginal defeat in the state. This interaction was reportedly relayed to a contributor by Ducey, who voiced surprise at not being reached by Smith about the January 6th inquiry.
The former Vice President, Mike Pence, admitted to engaging with Governor Ducey over the election but maintained he could not remember any attempts by Trump to convince the governor to invalidate the results.
The calls made by Trump to Governor Ducey bear similarity to his notable conversation with Georgia’s Secretary of State, Brad Raffensperger, in January 2021, wherein he asked Raffensperger to “find 11,780 votes” to flip the election results in Georgia. Currently, Trump faces a probe in Georgia over his efforts to reverse the election outcome.
Recently, Raffensperger participated in an interview with investigators from Smith’s team as part of their inquiry.
Smith, chosen by Merrick Garland to lead the Justice Department’s inquiries into Trump, was also the lead investigator into the former president’s alleged mishandling of confidential documents, which led to a 37-count indictment the previous month.
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