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The US Justice Department is reportedly investigating Donald Trump ‘s actions in its criminal probe of the former president’s attempts to overturn his 2020 election defeat.

The Justice Department has been interviewing former White House officials including Marc Short, the ex-chief of staff to former vice president Mike Pence, according to the Washington Post.

Mr Short confirmed on Monday that he had testified to a federal grand jury investigating the attack on the US Capitol on January 6 2021 and efforts by Mr Trump and his allies to overturn his defeat.

Prosecutors questioning witnesses before the grand jury have asked about conversations with Mr Trump and his lawyers and others close to him, the Post reported.

Donald Trump supporters stormed the US Capitol on January 6, 2021 ( Getty Images)

The evidence of Mr Short, the most high-profile official known to have appeared before the grand jury, is a sign the Justice Department’s investigation of the attack on the Capitol and the fake elector plot is heating up.

Justice Department investigators in April also received phone records of important officials such as Mr Trump’s former chief of staff Mark Meadows, the Washington Post said.

In an interview with CNN earlier this year, deputy attorney general Lisa Monaco confirmed the Justice Department had received referrals about slates of alternative fake electors that were sent to the National Archives, and said prosecutors were reviewing them.

The fake elector plot has featured prominently in multiple hearings of the Democratic-led US House of Representatives committee investigating the attack on the Capitol.

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