Fulton grand jury looking into whether Trump interfered with 2020 election completes investigation| January 9, 2023 10:03 AM
“ATLANTA — The special purpose grand jury looking into possible election tampering is over and has been dissolved.
This means the grand jury has also issued its final report.
Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis began investigating nearly two years ago whether then-President Donald Trump and his allies illegally tried to overturn his defeat in the 2020 election here in Georgia.
The special grand jury cannot issue indictments. Willis will decide whether to go to a regular grand jury to pursue criminal charges.
Over about six months, the grand jurors have considered evidence and heard testimony from dozens of witnesses, including high-profile Trump associates and top state officials.
Several of Trump’s allies have testified over about a 6 month period, including former New York mayor and Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani, U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, and former national security adviser Michael Flynn, as well as John Eastman and other lawyers who participated in Trump’s attempts to stay in power.
A hearing has been set for Jan. 24 to talk about what comes next and if its contents will be made public.
Part of the investigation into Trump revolved around his phone call to Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger where he asked him to find nearly 12,000 votes.
Trump has consistently called the phone call “perfect” and has dismissed the Fulton County investigation as a witch hunt.
Criminal defense attorney Drew Findling, part of Trump’s legal team in Georgia, in August said the focus on Trump “is clearly an erroneous and politically driven persecution.”
Trump’s allies have also denied any wrongdoing.
Willis declined to comment for this story.”