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MI Dept of State complies with 1/6 special counsel subpoena

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Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson’s office has confirmed she’s complied with a subpoena issued as part of a federal inquiry into election tampering and the January 6th insurrection

The Detroit Free Press reports the Secretary of State shared 37 pages of emails, including communications between the state and 19 officials or associates of the Trump campaign. That information was released under a Freedom of Information Act request filed by the newspaper. Benson spokesperson Jake Rollow said the department wanted to avoid interfering with the Justice Department investigation:

“We in our office are obviously aware of the many attempts that were made to discredit the 2020 election and to overturn the 2020 election …”

A state audit and a Republican-led legislative inquiry determined there was no significant fraud in the 2020 election.

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