Trump-Hired Software Firm Subpoenaed by Special Counsel

April 28, 2023

A software firm the Trump campaign hired in 2020 to look into “crazy claims of fraud” has been subpoenaed by Special Counsel Jack Smith, ABC News reported Friday.

Simpatico Software Systems founder Ken Block said he’d been subpoenaed to turn over documents related to his work with the former President’s 2020 reelection campaign. 

Simpatico was the second firm hired by the Trump campaign to report that it had found no widespread evidence of voter fraud.

“There were just crazy claims of fraud coming in from the most unlikely places, and some from very likely places that I was asked to evaluate carefully and was able to document and prove that every one of them was false,” Block said.

According to federal financial filings, Block was paid more than $700,000 for his firm’s work.

Special Counsel Smith, who issued the subpoena, is investigating claims of voter fraud that emerged from Trump’s 2020 election loss to President Biden, along with the veteran prosecutor’s investigation into potential crimes related to the deadly January 6, 2021 insurrection upon the U.S. Capitol as part of Trump’s attempt to overturn those election results. 

“There was no fraud,” Block insisted to ABC News. “And you know, and I’m respecting and protecting the grand jury process because I believe that’s the right thing to do.”

Smith was appointed by Attorney General Merrick Garland in November.

The news of Simpatico’s subpoena comes one day after former Vice President Pence testified before the special counsel’s grand jury investigating January 6.

A Trump spokesperson panned the special counsel in a statement Friday, calling his investigation “nothing more than a targeted, politically motivated witch hunt.”

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