DOJ Issues 40 Subpoenas in Jan. 6 Inquiry

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The Facts

  • The US Dept. of Justice (DOJ) has sent former Pres. Trump's aides approx. 40 subpoenas in a bid to acquire more information about the Jan. 6 Capitol riots and 2020 election, people familiar with the investigation revealed Monday.

  • DOJ officials have also reportedly seized the phones of two top Trump advisers: Boris Epshteyn, an in-house counsel who helps coordinate his legal efforts, and Mike Roman, a campaign strategist who was the director of Election Day operations for the Trump campaign in 2020.

The Spin

Left narrative

The walls are closing in on the former president, and these recent subpoenas are an important step in holding Trump and his allies accountable for trying to subvert American democracy and promulgating false and debunked election claims. The DOJ is following protocol and is undertaking a fair investigation of Trump's wrongdoings.

Pro-Trump narrative

The Democrats will do anything to prevent Trump from running in the 2024 election because they fear the aspirations of the American people, as evidenced by Biden's polling numbers. The Biden admin. is leveraging the DOJ for political gain. Trump has legitimate concerns about the 2020 election and has pursued his goals legally.

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