After completing its investigation, the special grand jury in Atlanta looking into if former President Trump and his associates broke any laws while attempting to reverse his Georgia 2020 electoral defeat moved closer to potential criminal charges for Trump and several others.
Special Grand Jury Dissolved
The panel’s supervisor, Fulton County Superior Court Judge Robert McBurney, dissolved the special grand jury in a two-page ruling on Monday, citing the completion of its duty and the submission of a final report.
The protracted inquiry is just one of many throughout the nation that might put Trump in legal danger as he launches a third presidential campaign.
Fani Willis, the district attorney for Fulton County, will decide whether to ask a normal grand jury to issue an indictment. Jeff DiSantis, a spokesman for Willis, stated the company had no comment regarding the panel’s job being completed.
The special grand jury suggested its findings be publicly disclosed, according to McBurney’s directive.
He announced a hearing will be held on Jan. 24 to decide if the findings must be disclosed in full or in part. Both the district attorney’s office and media companies will be given the chance to present their cases.
Breaking – Georgia grand jury ends probe of Trump, 2020 election pic.twitter.com/683NovuVNJ
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Several close Trump allies, like former New York mayor and Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani and Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, have testified before the special grand jury since June.
Numerous senior Georgia officials, including the governor and secretary of state, Brad Raffensperger, have also appeared.
The House committee looking into the Jan. 6, 2021 uprising claimed in its concluding report last month that Trump illegally participated in multiple conspiracies to tamper with the legitimate outcome of the 2020 presidential election.
They also say he did nothing to stop his backers from storming the Capitol. The remarkable 18-month inquiry into the former president and the horrific assault was wrapped up in the report.
Fulton County Superior Court Judge Robert McBurney, who was overseeing the panel, issued a two-page order Monday dissolving the special grand jury, saying it had completed its work and submitted a final report. https://t.co/mtSgNMHxfh
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Georgia special grand juries are only allowed to deliver final recommendations for action, not indictments.
At the beginning of 2021, soon after a tape of a telephone conversation between Trump and Raffensperger on January 2, 2021 came to light, Willis launched the investigation.
In the conversation, the president made the implausible claim that the senior elections official in the state should “find” the votes required to reverse his defeat there.
Incriminating Phone Calls
Trump stated he only wanted to find 11,780 votes, which is more than he had.
Ever since, it’s become evident that Willis has been concentrating on a number of different issues, such as telephone calls by Trump and his supporters to Georgia authorities and false testimony given before Georgia legislative committees by Trump supporters.
He’s also been concentrating on a collective of 16 Republicans who signed a document falsely claiming Trump prevailed in the state and they were the rightful electors who’ve been “legitimately elected and qualified.”This article appeared in The Patriot Brief and has been published here with permission.