Georgia grand jury to hear Trump election subversion case next week

The office of Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis in Georgia has notified at least two witnesses to appear before a grand jury next week. The grand jury is investigating Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the election results in the state, and this latest development suggests that indictments may be imminent. Prosecutors will begin presenting the case to jurors early next week.

One of the witnesses requested to appear is former Republican Lt Governor Geoff Duncan, who said he will be there to “recount the facts.” Journalist George Chidi has also announced that he is preparing to testify.

This investigation is the result of a two-year investigation into Trump’s pressure campaign on state officials to reject the results of the 2020 presidential election in Georgia. The investigation was opened shortly after news broke of Trump’s call to Georgia’s Secretary of State, in which he asked him to find enough votes to secure his victory.

A special grand jury had previously heard testimony from 75 witnesses, including aides and former attorneys to Trump. The jury concluded its report in January and made recommendations for state prosecutors to bring charges. These recommendations will now be reviewed by the newly impaneled grand jury.

This is one of several legal challenges facing the former president. He has also been charged with three criminal conspiracies and obstruction in a federal case related to the Department of Justice special counsel probe into election interference.

Fani Willis’s office has previously sent letters to several individuals, including Rudy Giuliani, warning them that they could face charges in this case. It is possible that she is considering a wider set of charges, as her office has a history of bringing charges under the state’s anti-racketeering RICO statute.

The grand jury was sworn in last month and has been convening on Mondays and Tuesdays. After hearing the case, the jurors will deliberate and decide whether to issue indictments. An indictment will then be presented in open court.

Trump has consistently denied any wrongdoing and has characterized the charges against him as politically motivated “witch hunts.” He has accused the Democratic elected prosecutors in Atlanta and New York City of being racist.

News of the upcoming grand jury testimony coincided with Trump’s appearance at the Iowa State Fair, where he falsely claimed to have received millions more votes than Biden in 2020. He must comply with a federal court-ordered protective order that prohibits him from sharing sensitive materials related to the case.

There is still much speculation and anticipation surrounding the outcome of these investigations, and the developments next week may provide more clarity on the potential charges that could be brought against Trump.

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