ATLANTA — Gov. Brian Kemp has received a subpoena to testify in front of the special grand jury investigating possible criminal interference in the 2020 Georgia election.
Kemp’s office confirmed to Channel 2′s Richard Elliot that he received a subpoena this week. The governor’s office said it has no further comment at this time.
Special prosecutor Nathan Wade sent the governor’s attorney a letter along with the subpoena.
“Fulton County District Attorney’s Office has agreed to take the Governor’s sworn recorded statement on July 25, 2022,” the letter states.
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Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis called for the grand jury to investigate if calls made to Georgia leaders after the 2020 election amounted to election tampering.
It includes former President Donald Trump’s now-infamous phone call with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger asking him to find votes in the 2020 election.
“So look, all I want to do is just, I want to find 11,780 votes, which is one more than we have, because we won the state,” Trump said at the time during the call with Raffensperger.
Willis told Channel 2 that she asked for this grand jury after she said too many potential witnesses declined to cooperate with her own 15-month long investigation without a subpoena.
The grand jury can grant Willis the legal authority to issue subpoenas to compel those people to talk and produce evidence like documents and recordings.
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