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Trump Campaign Lawyer In Talks With Prosecutors Over Jan. 6 Electoral Scheme

Roman's cooperation with prosecutors could be a significant breakthrough in the investigation.
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 The talks revolve around Roman voluntarily providing answers to questions related to the investigation into the events of Jan. 6, 2020Roman is expected to shed light on the creation of replacement slates of pro-Trump electors in states won by President Joe Biden.

If Roman agrees to participate in an interview with federal prosecutors, it could be the first time someone with direct knowledge of the fake elector plan cooperates with prosecutors, making it a significant development in the case. It has been reported that Smith is granting limited immunity to select electors who are willing to testify, further highlighting the focus on this aspect of the probe.

The discussions with Roman indicate that Smith is actively pursuing the investigation into election interference, even as attention has been focused on another case — the recent indictment of former President Trump in Florida for Charges related to classified documents and obstruction. Witnesses connected to the fake elector plan have appeared before a grand jury investigating Trump and his allies’ attempts to overturn the election.

Emails reviewed by The New York Times last summer revealed that Roman played a significant role in coordinating the fake elector plan and finding ways to challenge Trump’s losses in many battleground states. He reportedly worked closely with other campaign lawyers and advisers in assembling support for creating false elector slates. The strategy aimed to prevent President Biden’s certification as the winner of the election.

Demonstrators hold up signs in front of an inflatable giant rat in the likeness of U. S. President Donald Trump outside the NYC office of Jones Day law Firm on November 13, 2020 in New York City. The Jones Day Law firm is representing U.S. President Donald Trump and the Republican party in challenging the results of the 2020 presidential elections.PHOTO BY MICHAEL M. SANTIAGO/GETTY IMAGES 

The fake elector plan orchestrated by Trump and his allies represents a central aspect of their extensive efforts to overturn the 2020 election results. The plan involved a wide array of pro-Trump lawyers, state Republican officials and White House aides, and began before some states had even completed ballot counting.


Produced in association with Benzinga

Edited by Asad Ali and Saba Fatima

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