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Feds Seize Phones Of Trump Advisers Amid Jan. 6 Probe As Biden Slips In Polls

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As former President Donald Trump begins to dominate President Joe Biden in some recent polls, federal investigators continue to move against his chief political opponent for the 2024 race.

On Tuesday, federal investigators seized the phones of some Trump advisers amid an ongoing investigation into the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the U.S. Capitol Building.

The New York Times reported that phones belonging to Boris Epshteyn, described as “an in-house counsel who helps coordinate Mr. Trump’s legal efforts,” and campaign strategist Mike Roman, who was director of Election Day operations for Trump’s campaign in 2020, were seized.

In addition, the phones of John Eastman and Jeffrey Clark were also seized, the latter in connection with an investigation into fake 2020 electors.

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The action came after Trump revealed earlier in the day that he got a letter from special counsel Jack Smith Sunday night informing him that he’s “a target of the January 6th grand jury investigation, and giving me a very short 4 days to report to the Grand Jury, which almost always means an Arrest and Indictment.”

“So now, Joe Biden’s Attorney General, Merrick Garland, who I turned down for the United States Supreme Court (in retrospect, based on his corrupt and unethical actions, a very wise decision!), together with Joe Biden’s Department of Injustice, have effectively issued a third indictment and arrest of Joe Biden’s number one political opponent, who is largely dominating him in the race for the presidency,” Trump added.

The possibility of another indictment looms over Trump following his arraignment in Miami last month.

The Biden Justice Department alleges that he improperly retained documents following the conclusion of his presidency, despite being covered by the Presidential Records Act.

He’s also been indicted by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, a George Soros-backed prosecutor who alleges that Trump engaged in felonious business practices when he made a hush money payment to adult film star Stormy Daniels ahead of the 2016 election.

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Also, Trump is facing a potential indictment related to the 2020 election in Fulton County, Ga. Earlier this week, the Georgia Supreme Court rejected an effort by Trump to stop a criminal investigation into allegations that he tried to overturn the 2020 presidential election in the Peach State.

Trump’s legal team attempted to bar Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis from the investigation and to “quash the Special Purpose Grand Jury’s report and to bar the use of its contents in any future proceedings, whether civil or criminal,” said the high court.

“And, with regard to Petitioner’s request to disqualify Willis from representing any party in any and all proceedings involving him, we note only that Petitioner has not presented in his original petition either the facts or the law necessary to mandate Willis’s disqualification by this Court at this time on this record,” the justices said. “For these additional reasons, Petitioner has not shown that this case presents one of those extremely rare circumstances in which this Court’s original jurisdiction should be invoked, and therefore, the petition is dismissed.”

“All the Justices concur,” the ruling ends.

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Last week, Trump’s attorneys asked the Georgia high court to remove Willis from the case and stop the special grand jury’s recommendation that charges be filed.

“Trump’s lawyers filed separate petitions with the Fulton County Superior Court as well as the Georgia Supreme Court, asking them to intervene with the ongoing grand jury process. Willis, an elected Democrat, has indicated that final charging decisions could come as soon as next month,” CNN reported.

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