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DOJ subpoenas false Trump electors in multiple states, expands investigation of Jan. 6 conspiracy

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The Justice Department has issued subpoenas across multiple states to Republican politicians involved in the scheme to use fake electors as a means of disrupting the outcome of the election. Included in the subpoenas are a number of people who signed certificates claiming to be “duly elected and qualified electors.” Since these certificates surfaced, it has seemed clear they are direct physical evidence of a conspiracy to subvert democracy, and now it seems the FBI agrees.

As Brandi Buchman reported, on Tuesday the House select committee gave their first public hearing on this aspect of Trump’s attempt to destroy the electoral process. The FBI appears to be following closely on the committee’s heels, issuing a series of grand jury subpoenas that show the Justice Department is investigating these false electors for potential crimes.

As The Washington Post reports, agents involved in delivering the subpoenas described them as “court-authorized law enforcement activity.” This represents a significant expansion of Justice Department activity........

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