PoliticsFormer White House lawyer testifies before Georgia grand jury

    Former White House lawyer testifies before Georgia grand jury

    Pat Cipollone and former Senator Kelly Loeffler, two prominent witnesses, appeared before a Georgia grand jury to give their testimony in the investigation into efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 election.

    Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis has led an extensive investigation related to the arguments of former President Donald Trump and his allies to try to keep him in power by claiming that there was electoral fraud.

    Emails in John Eastman’s Chapman University account showed that Donald Trump and his allies knew there was nothing fraudulent about the Georgia election. Evidence, that despite being aware, they presented false evidence in court of the wrong counting of votes.

    Pat Cipollone was the top White House counsel for the Donald Trump administration and attended meetings where the former president and his advisers discussed ways to subvert the election resultsaccording to reports that have been made public.

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    Additionally, the attorney was one of the advisers to the former president who backed down along with the Justice Department, which found no evidence to support claims of widespread fraud.

    Cipollone also gave his testimony before the House Select Committee investigating the January 6, 2021 attack. against the US Capitol, as well as before a federal grand jury in the Justice Department’s criminal investigation, during this interview he invoked Trump’s claims of privilege to refuse to answer some questions.

    Kelly Loeffler testified before the grand jury in Georgia after wanting to contest the election in the months before and after the January 6, 2021 attack on the US Capitol, CNN reported.

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    It is important to mention that Loeffler lost his Senate seat to Democrat Raphael Warnock. and now he runs a conservative voter mobilization organization in Georgia, as well as being an ally of Trump when he was in Congress.

    The former senator condemned the violence in the Capitol and in a speech she gave at the time in plenary she revealed: “When I arrived in Washington that morning, I had every intention of opposing the certification of electoral votes. However, the events that have occurred today have forced me to reconsider, and now I cannot in good conscience object to the certification of these electors.”

    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution revealed that the former senator Loeffler was in direct communication with members of the Trump family in the weeks leading up to January 6. She also received messages from Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene in which they highlighted that they were going to “challenge the votes of the Electoral College.”

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    Notably, Sen. Lidnsey Graham filed the emergency request in high court after the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals agreed with a lower court judge that the grand jury could seek his testimony as prosecutors had requested.

    Graham contends that his efforts in Georgia after the 2020 election to shift the outcome of the election in favor of Donald Trump, they were legislative activities protected by the Speech or Debate Clause of the United States Constitution.

    Source: La Opinion

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