More than 30 Trump associates subpoenaed by grand jury in connection with efforts to influence 2020 election results

More than 30 people associated with former President Donald Trump and who allegedly tried to influence the outcome of the 2020 election have received federal grand jury subpoenas, four sources told CBS News.

The subpoenas issued last week mark a significant expansion of the Justice Department’s investigation into its origins. Jan. 6, 2021, Capital riots and other alleged efforts to stop the transfer of power to then-President-elect Joe Biden. A source familiar with the case characterized the investigation as massive.

The Justice Department is investigating how money was raised and spent for efforts to subvert the 2020 election; Attempts to submit fake “replacement” electors to Congress from states Trump lost; and the “Stop the Steel” rally, held on the Ellipse adjacent to the White House grounds on January 6, shortly before the Capitol riots.

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Among those served with subpoenas were staffers and contractors for the Trump campaign and the Republican National Committee, including poll watchers, according to two sources familiar with the subpoenas. The identities of those subpoenaed ranged from household names to mostly unknown, low-level field workers, the sources said.

CBS News has confirmed that a close Trump aide Will Russell received a subpoena By email last week. And The New York Times Former White House senior aides Stephen Miller and Brian Jack also received subpoenas, it said last week.

An attorney for Jack and Russell did not respond to a request for comment. Miller declined to comment through an intermediary.

FBI agents issued several subpoenas last Wednesday and early Thursday morning, sources said, and in at least two cases, agents executed search warrants that allowed them to seize individuals’ cellphones.

Virginia attorney David A. Warrington, who said he represents about a dozen clients who have been served with subpoenas, said the FBI is “very professional” when serving his clients. He described the subpoenas his clients received as nearly identical, long documents divided into sections and subsections. Issues with “alternative” voters and the Dec. 14 and Jan. 6 voter-certification deadlines raised funds through Save America PAC and the Jan. 6 “Stop the Steel” rally — but not the riots that followed.

Warrington said the subpoenas require individuals to provide documents and any communications between themselves and Trump associates such as Rudy Giuliani, John Eastman, Sidney Powell and Bernie Kerig. The subpoenas require recipients to provide any communications with dozens of people who appeared on the fake voter slates.

At least some of the subpoenas compel recipients to appear before a grand jury at the Washington, D.C., district court complex on Sept. 23, Warrington said.

According to Warrington, mother and daughter Amy and Kylie Creamer were served with a subpoena last week. Jan. 6, 2021, they are listed as “host(s)” on the National Park Service permit for the Ellipse Rally.

Both are part of Women for America First, whose website is asking visitors to “Help us fight back against the January 6 Committee and the DOJ!” Warrington said the Kremers were not involved in the rioting at the Capitol after the rally.

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