A former California Republican Party leader said someone leaked that 50 Department of Justice subpoenas and warrants are about to be served.
Harmeet Dhillon explained in a Twitter post that some clients were served extremely broad subpoenas or warrants for their phones by DOJ agents.
“Our clients, @america1stwomen, are among those targeted for their peaceful, First-Amendment-protected, speech about 2020 election,” Dhillon declared. “These bullying tactics are designed to target & intimidate Trump supporters.”
The Calif. lawyer appeared Friday on the Fox News program “Tucker Carlson Tonight” to further discuss the issue. She told Carlson that several of her clients reported receiving phone calls from a journalist asking if they had been served yet. Dhillon noted the calls were conducted before the legal demands had been issued by a judge.
The former Calif. GOP vice chair said she had three clients inform her they were presented warrants or subpoenas after the reporter’s call. She said the leak must have come from the Department of Justice “Capitol Siege Section” in the D.C. office because “nothing else makes sense.”
“There’s no other explanation for this,” the election lawyer argued. “And I think the reason for this is to instill fear into Donald Trump’s supporters and into those who would challenge election irregularities right before an upcoming election.
“It’s really an outrageous abuse by the Department of Justice, Tucker, and it’s illegal for the DOJ to leak this information.”
Her information parallels a Friday tweet by radio talk show host Charlie Kirk announcing news of federal action against a large number of Trump supporters.
“Steve Bannon just broke that at least 35 Trump Allies had their homes raided yesterday by the FBI,” Kirk reported in a Twitter post that has received almost 45,000 likes.
Bannon made the remarks after surrendering to New York authorities after being prosecuted at the state level on charges for which he received a federal pardon.
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