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Georgia Grand Jury Investigating Election Interference in 2020 Subpoenas Trump Allies

  • A Grand Jury investigating potential criminal interference in the 2020 election in Georgia has subpoenaed Rudy Giuliani, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), John Eastman, Cleta Mitchell, Kenneth Chesebro, Jenna Ellis and Jacki Pick Deason.

  • The Georgian Grand Jury has already heard testimony from witnesses who were in contact with Trump and allies after the 2020 election.

A Fulton County special grand jury investigating potential criminal interference in Georgia’s 2020 election has recently subpoenaed multiple allies of former President Trump. 

 

The 23 person jury was established in early 2021, after the Trump-Raffensperger phone call leaked in which Donald Trump demanded Georgia officials to find more votes in his favor so he could win Georgia’s electoral votes. Since then, the investigation has expanded, resulting in more witness testimony and subpoenas. 

On July 5th, Rudy Giuliani, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), John Eastman, Cleta Mitchell, Kenneth Chesebro, Jenna Ellis and Jacki Pick Deason were issued subpoenas by the special grand jury. The jury cites them as “necessary and material witnesses” for the investigation.

 

Giuliani and Eastman both worked with President Trump on multiple schemes to remain in office after losing the 2020 election. Both Giuliani and Eastman presented debunked, edited surveillance video from ballot workers in Georgia as proof of fraud, and urged Georgian lawmakers to pick an alternate slate of electors. Chesebro also worked on a plan to coordinate alternate fake electors from Georgia to vote against the will of majority and cast their votes for Trump. 

Brad Raffensperger testifies before the January 6th Select Committee. 

Brad Raffensperger testifies before the January 6th Select Committee. 

Mitchell, a prominent conservative lawyer, counseled Trump on his January 2nd call with Raffensperger. Lindsey Graham separately called Raffensberger twice in the weeks following the election to reexamine “certain absentee ballots cast in Georgia in order to explore the possibility of a more favorable outcome for former President Donald Trump.”

 

Raffensberger and other Georgian election officials have already testified to the grand jury. Governor Brian Kemp, who was pressured by Trump to launch a special session of congress to overturn the Georgia election results, will provide a video statement later this month. 

 

Ultimately, the jurors will release a report detailing if the Fulton County District Attorney should press charges against Trump and his allies.