Reps. Andy Biggs, Paul Gosar subpoenaed in Arizona probe of Trump fake electors

Source: Politico | April 4, 2024 | Betsy Woodruff Swan and Kyle Cheney

The Arizona attorney general is nearing a decision on whether to charge Trump allies with crimes, but there is no indication Biggs or Gosar will face charges.

Arizona investigators probing Republicans’ efforts to overturn the state’s 2020 election results have subpoenaed two members of Congress who were among Donald Trump’s closest Capitol Hill allies in the scheme.

The subpoenas to Reps. Andy Biggs and Paul Gosar, which have not previously been reported, ordered the two Arizona Republicans to testify before a grand jury.

There is no indication that Arizona Attorney General Kris Mayes, who is leading the probe, is considering bringing criminal charges against either lawmaker. And it’s unclear whether Mayes has insisted on enforcing the subpoenas against the lawmakers, who may have legal bases to resist testifying.

But the subpoenas themselves — in conjunction with a series of other aggressive recent moves — show that Mayes, a Democrat, has cast a far wider net in her probe than previously understood.

Two people who were granted anonymity to discuss the sensitive probe described the Biggs subpoena. POLITICO reviewed a letter that Gosar sent to Speaker Mike Johnson on Feb. 16 disclosing his subpoena.


Mayes appears to be nearing a decision on whether to ask the grand jury to issue indictments in the case. If she does, she will become the fourth state or local prosecutor to bring criminal charges over the efforts by Trump and his allies to submit fake electors in states that Joe Biden won.


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