Grand juries seated in case to consider charges against former President Donald Trump

ATLANTA — Fulton County court officials selected two Grand Juries Tuesday, one of which could hear the possible elections meddling case that includes former President Donald Trump and others in the next few weeks.

A total of 96 potential grand jurors were whittled down to two sets of 23 plus three alternates.

The two juries will serve two-month terms, meeting two days a week, and will take up a number of criminal cases.

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But it’s expected one of them will hear the criminal interference in Georgia’s 2020 presidential election case involving Trump, Rudy Giuliani, and other national, state, and local officials.

“You have an important role over the next two months,” Fulton County Superior Court Judge Robert McBurney told the gathered jurors. “You’re going to be considering a number of potential criminal cases. If you find probable cause, you might true bill. If you don’t find probable cause, equally, you must not true bill.”


Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis and two of her prosecutors joined in the selection process.

Willis began her investigation more than two years ago after Trump’s phone call with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger.

But that investigation has expanded to include Rudy Giuliani and others’ false testimony before a State Senate subcommittee, the false electors meeting, and even an alleged break-in at the Coffee County elections office.

It’s expected that one of the two grand juries could hear evidence in this case between July 31 and Aug. 18, with potential indictments unsealed in the days afterward.