(PartiallyPolitics.com) – Special counsel Jack Smith, who is overseeing the Department of Justice’s investigation into former President Donald Trump’s efforts to remain in power following the 2020 presidential election, contacted Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R). Kemp’s office confirmed the communication on Friday.
Former Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey (R) has also been contacted by Smith according to a report from CNN.
On Tuesday, Trump posted on his social media platform Truth Social that he had been sent a target letter in connection to this investigation. This has been used as an indication that he is likely going to be indicted in this case.
Smith’s investigation also has some overlap with the investigation run by Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis’s probe which is looking into Trump’s attempts to overturn the presidential election results in Georgia.
In Arizona, Smith’s investigation is going to most likely be focused on the lawsuits that the Trump campaign had filed against the state to claim that the presidential election results had been fraudulent. Earlier in July, Smith had subpoenaed the Arizona Secretary of State’s office. In February he had also subpoenaed certain state lawmakers.
Trump had reportedly called Ducey a number of times to urge him to overturn the election results after it was announced that Arizona had flipped for the first time since 1996 and had voted for the Democratic candidate.
Willis’s probe is focused on a phone call between Trump and Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger after his state’s presidential election results had come out in which he pushed him to “find” sufficient votes to change the election results in his state.
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