A video of former President Donald Trump plays on a screen during a Select Committee hearing investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC, U.S., Thursday, July 21, 2022. The Justice Department issued about 40 subpoenas last week related to the former president’s actions Donald Trump, his allies and efforts to overturn the 2020 election, according to sources familiar with the matter.
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The Justice Department has issued about 40 subpoenas over the past week related to the actions of former President Donald Trump, his allies and efforts to sway the 2020 election, according to sources familiar with the matter.
He also seized two phones, sources said.
Subpoena and confiscation of phone, first reported by The New York Timesare the latest developments in a wide-ranging investigation into the former president.
A source who spoke to Trump adviser Boris Epshteyn said his phone was taken last week.
The House Committee Investigating Riot at Capitol Jan. 6 Summoned Epshteyn and three other Trump associates— Rudy Giuliani, Jenna Ellisand Sidney Powell – in January.
A lawyer for former NYPD Commissioner Bernard Kerik confirmed to NBC News that he received the subpoena last week.
Kerik’s attorney, Timothy Parlatore, called it “the broadest and most obtuse subpoena I’ve seen in my years of criminal law practice.”
Parlatore said he is also representing Trump in the investigation.
The Justice Department declined to comment Monday night.
Separately, the department is engaged in a legal battle with Trump and his lawyer over documents obtained during an Aug. 8 search of the former FBI president’s Florida compound.
Trump’s lawyers asked the judge Monday for a continuance blocking the Department of Justice from reviewing these documents, some of which contained classification.