Jack Smith Subpoenas State Officials In 7 States: US Special Counsel Ups The Ante

Jack Smith
Jack Smith

the US Special Counsel has handed out subpoenas to authorities in Pennsylvania’s Allegheny County, Clark County, Nevada and to Brad Raffensperger, Secretary of State, Georgia. This brings to seven the state officials who have received a summons from Jack Smith in relation to the 2020 presidential election.

The subpoenaed officials have been asked to appear before a grand jury. Amie Downs, communications director of Allegheny County acknowledged that they have received a subpoena from special counsel Jack Smith of the Department of Justice.

The subpoena issued by Jack Smith is the most recent in the series of information requests that he has sent. The special counsel is at present overseeing the DOJ’s extensive criminal inquiry into attempts by Trump and his cohorts to upturn the presidential election results in 2020. The events culminated in the riots in Washington on January 6, 2021.

Officials Summoned By Special Counsel Jack Smith To Appear Before Grand Jury

The official summoned by Jack Smith will appear in front of a grand jury. He has also summoned state and local officials in Michigan, Arizona, and Wisconsin to get details of their interaction with former president Trump, his allies, and campaign aides.

Representatives of Raffensperger have refused to comment on the issue. The stated subpoena is part of the federal investigation into attempts to overturn the presidential election in 2020 that Trump lost.

Jack Smith is a former prosecutor for war crimes and was appointed by Merrick Garland, the US Attorney General, to administer the DOJ investigation into Trump and his cronies. The investigation also includes his staling of sensitive official documents from the White House and stashing at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, a Republican state governed by Ron DeSantis.

The initial subpoenas that were issued on November 22, 2022, to the officials of Michigan, Arizona, and Wisconsin were revealed recently. Jack Smith has reportedly pursued copies of all communications that involved Trump, his campaign, and the presidential elections.