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13 Trump Officials Illegally Campaigned in Office; Jan. 6 House Cmte. Issues 10 New Subpoenas

HeadlineNov 10, 2021

A new investigation by a federal watchdog found at least 13 Trump officials engaged in illegal campaigning for his reelection while in office, in violation of the Hatch Act. Some of those named in the report include son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner, counselor Kellyanne Conway, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany and senior adviser Stephen Miller.

Meanwhile, the House committee investigating the January 6 Capitol insurrection has issued subpoenas to 10 more former Trump officials, including Stephen Miller and Kayleigh McEnany. McEnany made multiple claims about voter fraud, both before and after the 2020 presidential election, including at her first press conference following Trump’s loss to Joe Biden.

Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany: “There are very real claims out there that the campaign is pursuing. … This was a system that had never been tried in American history, mass mail-out voting. It’s one that we have identified as being particularly prone to fraud.”

This comes as a federal judge Tuesday rejected Trump’s latest bid to use “executive privilege” to block the January 6 committee from accessing documents related to his attempts to overturn the election. Judge Tanya Chutkan wrote, “Presidents are not kings, and [Trump] is not President.” The National Archives is expected to release the documents beginning on Friday.

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