DA for Atlanta area requests special grand jury to probe Trump's election interference

A district attorney in the Atlanta area investigating former President Donald Trump's efforts to overturn the 2020 election results in the state has requested a special grand jury to gather evidence and compel witnesses to testify in relation to her probe.

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1/21/2022 5:25:00 AM

A district attorney in the Atlanta area investigating former President Donald Trump's efforts to overturn the 2020 election results in the state has requested a special grand jury to gather evidence and compel witnesses to testify in relation to her probe.

A district attorney in the Atlanta area investigating former President Donald Trump's efforts to overturn the 2020 election results in the state has requested a special grand jury to gather evidence and compel witnesses to testify in relation to her probe.

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Georgia D.A. Requests Grand Jury to Probe Trump Bid to Overturn 2020 VoteThe request by the top prosecutor for Georgia’s most populous county is the first indication in months that an investigation is proceeding into the actions of former President Donald Trump and supporters after his 2020 loss in the state. 👏👏👏 Finally. We all heard the tape of trump begging for the GaSecofState to “find” the specific number of votes trump needed. Interfering in an election IS A FELONY! 🤮

Georgia prosecutor requests special grand jury in Trump election probeThe prosecutor for Georgia's biggest county on Thursday requested a special grand jury with subpoena power to aid her investigation into then-President Donald Trump's efforts to influence the U.S. state's 2020 election results.

(CNN) The request to seat a special grand jury -- nearly a year after Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis opened her investigation -- indicates that she is still seriously pursuing possible criminal charges against Trump or his allies for their efforts to interfere in Georgia's election in 2020.Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis wrote that her office has"received information indicating a reasonable probability that the State of Georgia's administration of elections in 2020, including the State's election of President of the United States, was subject to possible criminal disruptions," according to a letter sent to Christopher Brasher, chief judge of Fulton County's Superior Court, and provided by the court.Willis has asked for the grand jury to begin in May and remain in place for no longer than 12 months.Timeline: What Georgia prosecutors are looking at as they investigate Trump's efforts to overturn the electionRead More"I didn't say anything wrong in the call, made while I was President on behalf of the United States of America, to look into the massive voter fraud which took place in Georgia," Trump said in a statement, repeating his lies about the 2020 election and adding that a special grand jury should not be looking into his"perfect phone call."The Atlanta Journal-Constitution first reported the letter requesting the special grand jury."We have made efforts to interview multiple witnesses and gather evidence, and a significant number of witnesses and prospective witnesses have refused to cooperate with the investigation absent a subpoena requiring their testimony," Willis wrote in her letter to the court.Trump's January 6 documents are on their way to the House. When can we see them and what's next?"By way of example, Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, an essential witness to the investigation, has indicated that he will not participate in an interview or otherwise offer evidence until he is presented with a subpoena by my office," she wrote. Willis kicked off her probe with letters to Raffensperger and other Georgia state officials asking them to preserve documents related to Trump's meddling in Georgia's election soon after a recording came to light of Trump asking Raffensperger to"find" enough votes to flip the state -- which Joe Biden won -- in Trump's favor.The Georgia Secretary of State's office has already provided Willis's team with evidence including document, recording of calls Trump made to Raffensperger and another official in his office and interviews with some staffers.Raffensperger and other state officials have not been accused of wrongdoing and are not expected to be targets of her investigation.However, Willis has made clear that she is looking into the activities of a number of other Trump loyalists. She planned to examine actions by former Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani, South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham and others who may have aided Trump's efforts. Georgia State law professor Clark D. Cunningham says empaneling a special grand jury is"extremely significant" since it will provide Willis unique investigative powers that"no other entity in the country has right now in relation to this issue." Cunningham said she could issue subpoenas to a wide variety of witnesses beyond Georgia officers or state employees. "She could subpoena Mark Meadows, for example. She could subpoena Rudy Giuliani. She could subpoena Donald Trump. I would expect that they would probably subpoena the former US Attorney BJay Pak," Cunningham told CNN. "The fact that this is a criminal investigation may give it a much higher priority than, for example, the work of the congressional January 6 committee." Willis, who took office in January 2021, has juggled her Trump investigation with a mountain of backlogged cases and rising violence in the Atlanta area. Her investigation now threatens to run up against the 2022 midterm elections.Wednesday was a *very* bad day for Donald TrumpIn a recent Associated Press interview, Willis said she expected to make a decision in the first half of 2022 about whether to bring charges against Trump or others in his orbit.She will need approval from the majority of the county's superior court judges in order to seat a special grand jury. While the panel would prove useful for evidence gathering, special grand juries in the state are not able to issue indictments.In her letter, Willis noted that a special grand jury can be seated for a longer term that normal grand juries and can focus solely on the Trump matter.This story has been updated with additional details.