Trump’s Save America fundraising group under US government investigation: report

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A US federal grand jury is investigating former President Donald Trump’s Save America fundraising group, a news outlet reported, citing subpoenas.

The Times reported that the leadership of the political action committee received subpoenas, as the US Department of Justice (DOJ) reviews the group’s expenses, Xinhua news agency reported, citing the New York Times.

Mid-level and low-level aides who had been employed in the White House during Trump’s presidency were subpoenaed earlier this week.

Trump’s office did not immediately respond to requests for comment on the matter.

The former president founded “Save America” ​​just days after the 2020 election, in which Trump was defeated by Joe Biden.

The political action group has since raised more than $100 million.

The investigation comes just a month after Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agents raided Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida.

Earlier, a federal judge in Florida ordered the appointment of a so-called “special master” to review more than 11,000 documents from Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence.

The search and seizure was part of a DOJ investigation into whether the former president illegally kept national defense documents at Mar-a-Lago and obstructed government efforts to obtain the documents. .

Speaking to social media, Trump said the FBI raid had turned the United States into a “banana republic”, rather than a nation of law.

The FBI said it had ‘probable cause’ that warranted a raid, as the bureau believed it would find ‘evidence of obstruction’ – a crime in the United States – at Trump’s Mar-a residence. -The girlfriend.

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