The Justice Department on Wednesday issued a subpoena to Shawn Flynn, a campaign aide to former President Donald Trump in Michigan, as part of its investigation into a fraudulent election plan aimed at nullifying the 2020 election.
Federal prosecutors are investigating Republicans in Michigan and six other battleground states for posing as presidential electors and falsely claiming that Trump won the election.
Fake voters are accused of using fraudulent documents to subvert the election result.
Three others were subpoenaed Wednesday: Brad Carver, an attorney and official for the Georgia Republican Party; Thomas Lane, who worked on the Trump campaign in Arizona and New Mexico; and David Shafer, Chairman of the Georgia Republican Party, The New York Times reports.
Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel referred the case to the Justice Department, saying in January that there is “absolutely” enough to warrant charges against the 16 Michigan Republicans who signed the fake certificate.
It was not immediately clear what role Flynn played in the scheme. He was not one of the Republicans who signed the fake certificate.
Michigan Republican Party co-chair Meshawn Maddock, who was one of the false electors, told a crowd at a conservative rally in January that the Trump campaign directed the party to organize the list to declare him the winner.
On Tuesday, the House Jan. 6 committee investigating attempts to overturn the election focused on fake voters. In a video posted Tuesday, former Michigan GOP chairwoman Laura Cox told the committee that organizers of the plan discussed spending the night at the state Capitol to seat the fake group of voters the next day.
subway schedules I was unable to reach Flynn for comment.
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