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Special Counsel’s 2020 Election Investigation Subpoenas Arizona Secretary of State’s Office

Washington – The Arizona Secretary of State’s office received and responded to the subpoena from. Special Counsel Jack Smith’s Office In connection with the federal investigation into efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election, spokesman Paul Smith-Leonard confirmed to CBS News.

The subpoena sought documents related to two election-related lawsuits filed in 2020 by the Trump campaign and a former Arizona Republican leader. Kelly Ward. According to Smith-Leonard, contact with the Adrian Fontes office and Smith’s team began in May, when an outside attorney hired by the office, Coppersmith Brockelman, responded to a grand jury request. It is said that

The Arizona Republic was the first to report the existence of a subpoena.

The 2020 battleground states have become the focus of former President Donald Trump and his supporters’ attempts to overturn the outcome of the presidential election.

Prosecutors at Smith’s office continue to investigate. Alleged Fake Electoral Plot In that case, the former president’s supporters worked to overturn the electoral vote recognition won by President Biden through an alternate group of lawmakers in battleground states who pledged their support for Trump.

As part of the federal investigation, Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffenspereger said: talked to investigators Last month, representatives from Nevada appeared before a grand jury in Washington, DC.

Former Arizona Republican House Speaker Wednesday Rusty Bowers Mr. Smith, who publicly testified before a House committee on Jan. 6 last year about resisting pressure from Mr. Trump and his allies to overturn the election results, recently spoke with Mr. Smith’s investigators. told CNN.

The Arizona secretary of state’s subpoena is the second it has received in recent months related to a federal investigation, according to people familiar with the matter. The first request was made last year during the former Secretary of State administration in Arizona and was handled by the same outside law firm that has been responsible for much of the Secretary of State’s response to 2020-related issues.

Smith’s office declined to comment.

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Washington – The Arizona Secretary of State’s office received and responded to the subpoena from. Special Counsel Jack Smith’s Office In connection with the federal investigation into efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election, spokesman Paul Smith-Leonard confirmed to CBS News.The subpoena sought documents related to two election-related lawsuits filed in 2020 by the Trump campaign and a former Arizona Republican leader. Kelly Ward. According to Smith-Leonard, contact with the Adrian Fontes office and Smith’s team began in May, when an outside attorney hired by the office, Coppersmith Brockelman, responded to a grand jury request. It is said thatThe Arizona Republic was the first to report the existence of a subpoena.

The 2020 battleground states have become the focus of former President Donald Trump and his supporters’ attempts to overturn the outcome of the presidential election. Prosecutors at Smith’s office continue to investigate. Alleged Fake Electoral Plot In that case, the former president’s supporters worked to overturn the electoral vote recognition won by President Biden through an alternate group of lawmakers in battleground states who pledged their support for Trump.

As part of the federal investigation, Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffenspereger said: talked to investigators Last month, representatives from Nevada appeared before a grand jury in Washington, DC.Former Arizona Republican House Speaker Wednesday Rusty Bowers Mr. Smith, who publicly testified before a House committee on Jan. 6 last year about resisting pressure from Mr. Trump and his allies to overturn the election results, recently spoke with Mr. Smith’s investigators. told CNN. The Arizona secretary of state’s subpoena is the second it has received in recent months related to a federal investigation, according to people familiar with the matter. The first request was made last year during the former Secretary of State administration in Arizona and was handled by the same outside law firm that has been responsible for much of the Secretary of State’s response to 2020-related issues. Smith’s office declined to comment.

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