An investigation is carried out in Georgia concerning the idea that former President Donald Trump and his team directly interfered in the elections of 2020 has quickly approached a stage at which possible charges could be recommended.
At the request of Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis, a special grand jury from the Atlanta area is finally coming close to its natural end in the wake of testimony being taken from a number of high-profile witnesses, as explained in numerous reports.
The panel, which has the power to call in witnesses and obtain documents, but not put forth indictments, is now condensing its finalized report that could include a recommendation for criminal charges, explained a number of sources to CNN.
One group of judges from Fulton County would give the report coming from the 23 jurors a preliminary review prior to Willis making a decision about whether to push forth with charges by impaneling a separate grand jury, as explained by The Wall Street Journal.
Former national security adviser Michael Flynn, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and the former personal lawyer of Trump, Rudy Giuliani, are just a selection of those who were called in to testify before the grand jury in the wake of losing legal battles against its subpoenas.
As a Democrat, Willis kicked off her investigation after the discovery of an audio clip from a phone call in which Trump called on Brad Raffensperger, the Georgia Secretary of State, to “find” an additional 11,780 votes, which would subsequently be enough to reverse course on the then-recent loss to now-President Joe Biden for the state. Trump has on a number of occasions spoken in defense of the call as “perfect’ and has rejected the idea that any wrong took place.
The report from CNN stated that the investigation from the prosecutor has expanded to look into claims of election fraud that were issued to state legislators, a wholesale alternate electors scheme, various efforts to gain unauthorized access to voting machines, and a number of threats to election workers. Along with Guiliani, these alternate electors have been told that they will be additional targets of the investigation from Willis.
After having recently announced this past month his third bid for the White House, Trump is currently separately also under investigation by members of the federal government. Special counsel Jack Smith has been given the task of overseeing the various investigations concerning the handling of government documents by Trump in the wake of leaving office and the number of circumstances leading up to the January 6, 2021 Capitol riots.