Special counsel Jack Smith continues to investigate former President Donald Trump's actions to allegedly overturn the 2020 presidential election.
The efforts include questioning witnesses involved in the aftermath of the election, specifically focusing on ex-Trump lawyer Sidney Powell.
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to share what @zcohenCNN and I learned investigators are still asking witnesses about former Trump lawyer Sidney Powell. pic.twitter.com/YSX0cwArOY
— Paula Reid (@PaulaReidCNN) September 6, 2023
"According to invoices obtained by CNN, Powell’s non-profit, Defending the Republic, hired forensics firms that ultimately accessed voting equipment in four swing states won by Biden: Georgia, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Arizona," CNN reported.
"Powell faces criminal charges in Georgia after she was indicted last month by Atlanta-area district attorney Fani Willis, who alleges that Powell helped coordinate and fund a multi-state plot to illegally access voting systems after the 2020 election," it continued.
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"Presumably, Smith’s team could be in the process of establishing a factual record showing the lack of evidence for the election claims that were nonetheless used to rake in donations that went in significant part towards allegedly or potentially criminal acts," Bipartisan Report noted.
"Though Smith has already charged Trump in the probe related to the election efforts, the federal team could file more charges," it added.
How Jack Smith’s expansion of Trump election probe could increase Sidney Powell’s 'legal peril' https://t.co/FexxnQyd7Y
— Norm Smith (@NormSmith42) September 6, 2023
"In contrast to Fulton County, Georgia District Attorney Fani Willis' broad, far-reaching case, special counsel Jack Smith's prosecution of former President Donald Trump's efforts to overturn the 2020 election results is often described by legal experts as lean and mean," Raw Story reported.
"But according to CNN reporters Zachary Cohen and Paula Reid, Smith is, in some ways, "widening" his investigation. And this increases the possibility that some of Trump's allies "could still face legal peril" because of their efforts to help Trump stay in office in 2020 despite losing the election to now-President Joe Biden," it explained.
The case could impact legal proceedings in the Georgia indictment against Trump and his 18 co-defendants as well, expanding some charges against Powell and potentially others in additional states.
Any new case, such as in the battleground state of Pennsylvania, would also include Trump, adding a potential fifth indictment to the former president.
So far, the legal attacks have not stopped Trump's momentum in his 2024 campaign, with opponents apparently looking for even more ways to bring him down before the next election.