Special counsel Jack Smith’s team has withdrawn a second subpoena for records related to Donald Trump’s 2020 campaign, suggesting a possible slowdown or conclusion of the investigation into whether Trump’s political operations violated any laws.
The subpoenas were part of an inquiry into whether Trump’s fundraising operations committed crimes by claiming election fraud.
Smith’s team has been investigating potential violations of federal wire fraud laws in Trump’s fundraising efforts, which raised nearly $250 million.
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The withdrawal of the subpoenas could indicate a shift in focus or a winding down of this aspect of the investigation.
Additionally, a federal judge ruled against Smith’s request to keep documents seized during an FBI raid on Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate outside of the Florida district where the case was filed.
U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon, rejected Smith’s previous request to keep the documents.
OH, DEAR – LOOKS AS THOUGH THE TRUMP LAWYERS HAVE THE EVIDENCE OF COLLUSION BETWEEN THE WHITE HOUSE AND JACK SMITH TO 'GET TRUMP'.
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She also ordered the documents to be made available to Trump’s team.
“The parties advised the production of classified discovery to defense counsel is deemed timely upon placement in an accredited facility in the Southern District of Florida, not in another federal district.” ordered Cannon.
Adding, “It is the responsibility of the Office of the Special Counsel to make and carry out arrangements to deposit such discovery to defense counsel in this District.”