The US Department of Justice on Tuesday issued 40 grand jury subpoenas to Donald Trump aides in the last week as part of its investigation into the former President’s attempt to stay in office after losing the 2020 elections. 

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As per The New York Times, the DOJ has also seized mobile phones belonging Trump’s then-campaign strategist Mike Roman and campaign attorney Boris Epshteyn. 

Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Bill Stepien and chief financial officer Sean Dollman have also been subpoenaed, CNN reported, citing sources. 

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Who is Mike Roman?

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Mike Roman is an American political operative. He is 49 years old. 

Roman served as a staffer for former President Donald Trump from 2017 to 2018. He then worked as a strategist for the Trump 2020 campaign. He has also worked in the in-house intelligence unit for the Koch brothers.

The 49-year-old began his career as a Republican activist in Philadelphoa. He was a political consultant in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Roman also worked as the director of Election Day operations at the Republican National Committee. He has served in the presidential campaigns of George W. Bush, Rudy Giuliani, and John McCain. He was the chief of staff to former Illinois Congressman Bobby Schilling.

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Roman was a senior advisor on the 2016 Trump campaign as the campaign’s chief poll watcher.

Mike Roman made misleading claims about voter fraud after the 2020 election. He delivered the list of false electors for Michigan and Wisconsin to US Representative Mike Kelly.

The list was then forwarded to US Senator Ron Johnson, who attempted to provide it to Vice President Mike Pence before the count of the electoral votes on January 6, 2021