Every move by the U.S. Department of Justice can be examined as one more hint about whether or not Donald Trump will ever face criminal consequences for his roles, known and alleged, in the various schemes to overturn the 2020 election. This latest tidbit, though, could really suggest that there’s something in motion behind the scenes, according to a CNN analyst.
According to the Wall Street Journal, both Marc Short and Greg Jacob — Mike Pence’s former Chief of Staff and legal counsel, respectively — have been questioned by the Grand Jury empaneled to handle the January 6th case.
Jacob has also spoken to the January 6th Committee, describing concerns that he had about the plans that were being proposed to Trump as means to stay in the White House.
Now, Short acknowledges that he too, received a subpoena and gave testimony, though he’s not willing to give any details, which he indicates was the legal advice given to him. CNN analyst Jeffrey Toobin says this could be a sign that the investigation is digging into the Trump White House, after seeming to focus predominantly on the individuals actually present in the mob attack.
Why is this so big? Jeffrey Toobin: "It's a really big deal … This suggests that the Justice Department is now criminally investigating the White House." pic.twitter.com/9ipqwktTss
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The Justice Department also has made some public moves in the matter of the fake elector scheme, although for the most part, any investigative activity related to the deeper schemes, outside of the riot at the Capitol, has been kept behind closed doors.
Attorney General Merrick Garland has said nobody is above the law and that the investigation won’t dodge major players, no matter what their political power, but there’s a lot of skepticism as the public waits impatiently.
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