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Georgia grand jury investigating Trump election interference subpoenas Sen. Lindsey Graham, Rudy Giuliani

  • July 05, 2022

Giuliani, in addition to being Trump’s personal lawyer at the time, led the Trump campaign’s legal effort to overturn Biden’s popular vote victories in swing states that included Georgia, with an eye toward reversing his Electoral College win.

A copy of the subpoena to Giuliani notes that he appeared before the Georgia state Senate on Dec. 3, 2020, and provided testimony, witnesses and documentary evidence “purporting to demonstrate the existence of election fraud in multiple Georgia counties.”

Robert Costello, an attorney representing Giuliani, told CNBC “We don’t know anything about a subpoena.”

“We have not received any subpoena,” Costello said.

Asked how he and Giuliani would respond to such a subpoena, Costello replied: “We’ll decide that if and when it comes to pass.”

The other Trump-allied lawyers who were issued subpoenas were John Eastman, Cleta Mitchell, Kenneth Chesbro and Jenna Ellis. Also issued a subpoena was the podcast host Jacki Pick Deason, who is also an attorney.

The grand jury was impaneled in Atlanta in early May at the request of Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis, who is overseeing the investigation. The grand jury began hearing testimony in early June, after Georgia’s primary elections.

Willis, in seeking the formation of the grand jury, told a judge in January that she had received information indicating a reasonable probability” that Georgia’s election “was subject to possible criminal disruptions.”

Willis said that information included reports that people “associated with these disruptions” contacted Raffensperger, Georgia’s attorney general, and the U.S Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia.

The U.S. Attorney, Byung “BJay” Pak, abruptly resigned on Jan. 4, 2021, in a surprise move.

Two days earlier, Trump in a phone call that occurred while he was still president, urged Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to “find” him enough votes to overturn Biden’s win.

“All I want to do is this: I just want to find 11,780 votes,” Trump told Raffensperger.

That call occurred four days before the U.S. Congress began meeting in a joint session to confirm the Electoral College victory of Biden.

This is breaking news. Please check back for updates.

Article source: https://www.cnbc.com/2022/07/05/georgia-grand-jury-investigating-trump-election-interference-subpoenas-sen-graham-giuliani-report-says.html

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