A new bombshell report ABC News released on Thursday indicates that a federal grand jury investigating the January 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol and former President Donald Trump’s role therein, are now focusing the probe on Trump’s leadership PAC.
Katherine Faulders and John Santucci of ABC News reported:
“The interest in the fundraising arm came to light as part of grand jury subpoenas seeking documents, records and testimony from potential witnesses, the sources said. The subpoenas, sent to several individuals in recent weeks, are specifically seeking to understand the timeline of Save America’s formation, the organization’s fundraising activities, and how money is both received and spent by the Trump-aligned PAC.”
“The subpoenas, sent to several individuals in recent weeks, are specifically seeking to understand the timeline of Save America’s formation, the organization’s fundraising activities, and how money is both received and spent by the Trump-aligned PAC. Trump and his allies have consistently pushed supporters to donate to the PAC, often using false claims about the 2020 election and soliciting donations to rebuke the multiple investigations into the former president, his business dealings, and his actions on Jan. 6.”
Trump has come under scrutiny for his fundraising practices. For example, his campaign was forced to refund $122 million to donors after tricking them into giving recurring monthly recurring donations without them realizing it.
More from the report:
“According to Save America’s statement of organization filed to the Federal Election Commission (FEC), the committee was established just days after the 2020 election. At the time, the filing said the new committee is affiliated with the Trump campaign and the Trump Make America Great Committee, a small-dollar focused, joint-fundraising committee between the president’s campaign and the Republican National Committee, which has been sending out donor solicitation emails for Save America. Since its inception, Save America PAC has brought in more than $135 million, including transfers from affiliated committees, according to disclosure records. As of the end of July, the PAC reported having just under $100 million in cash on hand.”
This news comes as the former President is also facing another, different federal investigation regarding highly classified information that the FBI and DOJ retrieved from his Florida residence.