Trump’s Save America PAC finds itself in DOJ’s crosshairs

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The Justice Department is eyeing Donald Trump’s Save America PAC, a key fundraising arm for the former president, according to a person familiar with the matter.

A grand jury has issued subpoenas seeking information about the group, that person told POLITICO. The subpoenas were first reported by ABC News.

The move comes as the Justice Department increases its scrutiny of Trump and his allies. Earlier this summer, the FBI’s execution of a search warrant at his Mar-a-Lago estate sent shockwaves through the political world. And now, news that a grand jury is demanding information about the fundraising behemoth shows that Trump’s legal issues continue to grow.

Save America is a leadership PAC that was set up shortly after President Joe Biden defeated Trump in the 2020 election. It has raised tens of millions of dollars, including in the aftermath of Trump’s defeat, during which it asked for money to support efforts to challenge those results.

Leadership PACs have enormous latitude to spend donor money. The Washington Post calculated that as of June of this year, half the money given to Save America came from retirees.

A Trump spokesperson did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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