South Carolina Senator, Lindsey Graham, an ally of donald trumpappeared Tuesday before a grand jury of Georgia which investigates the efforts made to nullify the results of the 2020 election In this state.
The Fulton County District Attorney’s Office, which is investigating efforts by former President Trump and his allies to subvert the results of the 2020 election in the state of Georgia, wanted to question Graham about calls he made to state election officials after the presidential elections. as well as his interactions with the Trump campaign, according to court documents.
“Today, Senator Graham appeared before the Fulton County Special Grand Jury for just over two hours and answered all questions. The Senator feels that he was treated with respect, professionalism and courtesy. Out of respect for the grand jury process, the content of the questions will not be commented on,” Graham’s office said in a statement.
Graham had fought for months in court to have his summons quashed. The Supreme Court ultimately refused to block the Republican senator’s subpoena for grand jury testimony.
The grand jury is investigating whether Graham called Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, in charge of certifying the elections, in 2020 to reverse the election result, something both officials have denied.
The case falls within investigations in Georgia into whether Trump and others, including Graham, lobbied that state’s political representatives in connection with the 2020 election results.
Trump denounced massive electoral fraud without evidence that in the 2020 elections that gave victory to Biden and a mob of supporters of the Republican stormed the Capitol on January 6, 2021 to stop the ratification of the Democrat’s victory.
In Georgia and other US states, special grand juries cannot return criminal indictments, but they do have the power to require the appearance of witnesses under court summons and the transfer of documentswithin a process that takes place in secret.
At the end of their mission, these types of juries, made up of between 16 and 23 people, issue a report with their conclusions and sometimes recommend some measures, but it is up to the prosecutors to decide whether or not to accuse, something for which they would need to present evidence to another grand jury.
Source: La Opinion