The House select committee's investigation of the former president's White House and external friends provides prosecutors with several potential avenues to an indictment,

Reports surfaced over the past few days indicating that federal prosecutors had obtained phone records from former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows

Because of this fresh line of inquiry, the department will be able to verify the select committee's findings and supplement the legislators' case against Trump.

A Former federal prosecutor and congressional investigative counsel Jeff Robbins said he believes the committee's hearings likely sparked the fresh DOJ investigation.

Robbins opined that the increase in DOJ activities "aimed at the previous president or including the former president's conduct after these hearings is definitely not accidental.

On Tuesday, the Washington Post updated its coverage to include fresh information regarding the department's priorities. Attorneys reportedly questioned .

Trump's efforts to persuade Pence to block Congress from certifying the Electoral College results and a plot to offer a slate of phony electors who would have cast their

Attorney General Merrick Garland and the Department of Justice may have the strongest case, according to her analysis, because of the fake elector plot. .