At least two dozen people close to Donald Trump, from close aides to employees at the Mar-a-Lago club in Florida, have been subpoenaed as part of the special counsel’s investigation into the former president’s classified documents, CNN reports. .
“They’re casting an extremely wide net — anyone and everyone who might have seen something,” an unnamed source familiar with the investigation told the broadcaster.
Investigators spoke with a Mar-a-Lago employee seen on security footage moving the boxes and subpoenaed Trump adviser Margot Martin to appear before a grand jury in Washington on Thursday, CNN added.
The Independent Mr. Trump and Ms. Martin have been contacted for comment.
Federal officials have been investigating Mr. Trump’s conduct at the Florida estate since the summer of 2022, when the FBI raided Mar-a-Lago in August and found dozens of documents marked after a secret, lengthy turnaround in which the former president allegedly: could not match federal archivists.
Several members of the former president’s legal team appeared before a grand jury in January as part of the special counsel’s investigation. Wall Street Journal reports.
News of the alleged subpoenas comes just a day after it was reported that a Georgia grand jury heard a previously unknown phone call from Donald Trump trying to pressure then-House Speaker David Ralston into calling a special session of the legislature, Jo to overthrow. Biden’s narrow victory in the state in the 2020 elections.
A special session was never called, despite Republicans in the state organizing unauthorized fake voters to serve and cast their votes in Donald Trump’s electoral college, even though Mr. Biden had won the state’s popular vote.
Both developments speak to the wide range of legal problems the former president has faced since leaving office.
In addition to the investigation into classified documents by Donald Trump, the federal special counsel is also investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the US Capitol and efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 election.
In addition to the special counsel’s efforts, Mr. Trump could also face criminal charges as a result of the investigation in Georgia, as well as two separate investigations ongoing in New York, into the amount and business practices of the president’s payments to an adult movie star during the 2016 campaign. The Trump Organization.