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 received other testimony from witnesses who were in contact with Trump and allies after the 2020 election.
A Fulton County special grand jury is investigating potential criminal interference in Georgia’s 2020 election. Recently, the grand jury subpoenaed multiple allies of former President Trump.
The 23 person jury was established in early 2021, after a phone call between President Trump and Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger leaked. During that call, Donald Trump demanded Georgia officials find more votes in his favor so he could win Georgia’s electoral votes. The Georgia investigation has expanded since then, 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 dealt subpoenas by the special grand jury. They are cited as “necessary and material witnesses” for the Jury’s investigation.
After Trump lost the 2020 election, Giuliani and Eastman both worked with the former President on multiple schemes to remain in office. Giuliani and Eastman presented debunked and doctored 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 fake alternate electors from Georgia to vote against the will of majority and cast their votes for Trump.
Mitchell, who is a prominent conservative lawyer, advised Trump on the January 2nd call with Raffensperger. Additionally, Lindsey Graham called Raffensberger separately twice in the weeks following the election. Graham urged Raffensberger, also a Republican, 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 Trump pressured to launch a special session of congress to overturn the Georgia election results, will provide a video statement later this month.
The jurors will ultimately release a report detailing if the Fulton County District Attorney should press charges against Trump and his allies.