Former Arizona GOP House Speaker spoke with FBI for probe about efforts to overturn 2020 election

Bowers said the questions he was asked made him think that the investigation is broad. 

Published: July 6, 2023 1:46pm

Former Arizona House Speaker Rusty Bowers, a Republican who stood by his state's 2020 presidential election results, says that he has spoken with the FBI as part of the federal criminal probe of efforts to overturn the election.

"I am hesitant to talk about any subpoenas et cetera. But I have been interviewed by the FBI," Bowers told CNN on Wednesday in response to a question about whether he had been subpoenaed in special counsel Jack Smith's probe.

Bowers said he spoke with investigators about his discussion after the 2020 election with Trump and Rudy Giuliani, Trump's attorney, as well as a second phone call with just Trump.

Smith is investigating both Trump's role in the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot as well as his alleged mishandling of government documents. 

Bowers also said the questions he was asked made him think that the investigation is broad. 

"There is a lot of information about attorneys that work with them. About Mr. Giuliani that made the calls and visited us. And other members of his team, who they were, when the meetings were, what was discussed in those meetings or in that meeting," he also said. "And so, I presume that all of them are involved. How that shakes out as the threshold evidence? I don’t know. I just dabble with a paintbrush."

Madeleine Hubbard is an international correspondent for Just the News. Follow her on Twitter or Instagram.

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