Reports released Tuesday have shown that the cellphones of several prominent campaign officials to the GOP frontrunner for 2024 and 45th President Donald Trump have been seized by federal agents as part of the so-called investigation helmed by Special Counsel Jack Smith.
According to The New York Times, the cellphones of Trump's in-house counsel Boris Epshteyn, former campaign strategist Mike Roman, and former lawyers John Eastman and Jeffrey Clark were taken. The Times reported that Epshteyn "helps coordinate Mr. Trump’s legal efforts."
Therefore it is likely, if not certain, that information germane to Trump's various legal defenses in upcoming trials were on his device, raising serious questions about attorney-client privilege and raising the possibility of a mistrial.
Clark told Tucker Carlson in an appearance on Fox News in June,
"I don't recognize the country anymore with these kinds of Stasi-like things happening."
CNN reported on June 29th that Roman is cooperating with the investigation by Smith's team and is working under what is known as a proffer agreement. Under said agreement, he may not have to actually appear before a grand jury but could instead be interviewed directly by prosecutors. The outlet noted, "Under such an agreement, prosecutors generally agree not to use those statements against them in future criminal proceedings."
The seizures appear to be related to the effort to prosecute 'alternate electors' who produced alternative slates for the 2020 presidential election in the seven states where the results were in a state of legal question on January 6th, as DC Enquirer has previously reported. When he spoke to the U.S. House faux Committee on the Capitol Riot put on by the then-majority Democrats, Roman pled the Fifth Amendment when questioned about the election.
Clark recently posted a tweet regarding a paper from the Center for Renewing America, where he is a Senior Fellow, that seems relevant to his present situation.
Responding to the CRA's President Russ Vought, he wrote, "It is the political Left in America that has been eroding the separation of powers, ever since the Progressive Era, accelerated in the New Deal, and that has continued even under Congress's in the last 70 years as well."
President Trump commenting on his receipt of a 'target letter' from Smith's team on Tuesday posted to Truth Social, "WITCH HUNT!!! CROOKED JOE BIDEN & HIS INJUSTICE DEPARTMENT WANT TO INDICT & ARREST HIS PRESUMED POLITICAL OPPONENT (ME!), WHO IS LEADING HIM IN THE POLLS IN THE UPCOMING PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION OF 2024. SUCH A THING HAS NEVER HAPPENED IN OUR COUNTRY BEFORE…AND IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CAMPAIGN??? ELECTION INTERFERENCE & PROSECUTORIAL MISCONDUCT!!!"