• Thu. May 23rd, 2024

Trump sent target letter in January 6 probe

Trump sent target letter in January 6 probe


Milwaukee Election Commission Executive Director Claire Woodall-Vogg gives updates regarding the ballots for the general election on Tuesday November 8, 2022 at Central Count at the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Milwaukee Election Commission Executive Director Claire Woodall-Vogg gives updates regarding the ballots for the general election on Tuesday November 8, 2022 at Central Count at the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Jovanny Hernandez/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel/USA Today Network

Federal prosecutors have also interviewed two Wisconsin election officials in recent months as part of the ongoing criminal probe overseen by special counsel Jack Smith into the aftermath of the 2020 election. 

Meagan Wolfe, Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC) administrator, and Claire Woodall-Vogg, executive director of the Milwaukee Election Commission, were both interviewed by Smith’s team this past spring, CNN confirmed. 

“In April 2023, the U.S. Department of Justice Special Counsel Jack Smith subpoenaed WEC Administrator Meagan Wolfe to be interviewed in the inquiry regarding the events surrounding Jan. 6, 2021,” a WEC spokesperson said in a statement. 

“Administrator Wolfe cooperated with the subpoena and appeared in person before DOJ and Federal Bureau of Investigation officials in April. Due to this being an ongoing federal investigation, we are unable to provide further information,” the statement said. 

Woodall-Vogg was similarly interviewed by DOJ and FBI officials as part of the ongoing special counsel investigation into efforts to overturn the 2020 election, she told CNN.

Among the topics covered during Woodall-Vogg’s meeting with prosecutors was how misinformation about the election results impacted her and other officials at the time, including threats they received, she said. 

CNN previously reported that Smith’s team has interviewed election officials from Michigan, Georgia, Pennsylvania and New Mexico in the months before prior sending former President Donald Trump a target letter. 

Together, the interviews indicate Smith is focused — in part — on actions taken by Trump and his allies in seven key battleground states as they sought to upend Joe Biden’s electoral victory.



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