Federal agents have issued subpoenas to at least four people as part of the Justice Department’s investigation into Donald Trump’s alleged plan to overturn the 2020 election results by installing a slate of fake electors to falsely declare him the winner in several states, according to reports.
The FBI carried out “court authorized law enforcement activity” at the home of at least two people connected to the investigation, The Washington Post reported.
The New York Times named two others linked to the alleged plot who have been served with subpoenas.
The subpoenas were issued after rep. Adam Schiff presented evidence on Tuesday, during the fourth day of the House Select Committee’s hearing regarding the January 6 attack, alleging that Trump was personally involved in a scheme to put forward fake electors in order to reverse the outcome of the election.
Shafer, the chairman of the Georgia Republican Party who served as a Trump elector in that state, was one of those who received a subpoena on Wednesday.
The Post previously reported that Robert Sinners, an election operations director for Georgia, emailed Republicans urging them to declare the former president the winner in the state instead of Joe Biden, and asking them to operate in “complete secrecy.”
Sinners said he did so under the direction of Shafer.
Shafer’s lawyer said his client had provided all of the communications around the electoral process to the January 6 committee, none of which showed he had “requested or wished for confidentiality” surrounding the provisional electors.
The lawyer and Republican Party official also falsely claimed to be one of the “duly elected and qualified electors” in Georgia.
In December 2020, Carver was one of 16 Republicans who signed the false election certification declaring Trump had beaten Joe Biden in the state.
Lane, an official who worked on behalf of Trump’s campaign in Arizona and New Mexico, was handed the subpoena by FBI agents at his home in Virginia, according to The Post.
Lane was seen in a December 2020 video posted online by the Arizona GOP handing out papers to a group of Republicans during a ceremony to sign illegitimate election result documents while falsely claiming they had the power to award Arizona’s 11 electoral votes for Trump.
The campaign aide for Trump in Michigan also received a subpoena, The New York Times reported, citing people familiar with the matter.
Newsweek has contacted Carver and Shafer’s lawyer for comment. Lane and Flynn couldn’t be reached for comment.
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