US DOJ’s Capitol riot investigation encompasses communications of disgraced former president’s allies

Source: CBS News

“The Justice Department’s criminal investigation into the Jan. 6, 2021, rioting at the U.S. Capitol, now includes questions for witnesses about the communications of people close to then-President Donald Trump and his reelection campaign, CBS News has confirmed. That news, first reported by The Washington Post, was confirmed to CBS News by a U.S. government official familiar with the investigation and a source with knowledge of what’s been presented by the Justice Department to a grand jury. It is not evident that Trump himself is a target of the investigation, only that that prosecutors are asking questions related to him and his aides. … The news follows multiple actions by law enforcement targeting those alleged to be connected to Trump’s attempts to stay in power — including the seizure of [law professor John] Eastman’s phone and the recent raid of the Virginia home of former Justice Department official Jeffrey Clark.” (07/27/22)