Judges allow Fulton DA to convene special grand jury in probe against former President Trump

ATLANTA — Channel 2 Action News has confirmed that the Fulton County District Attorney has been given the go ahead to organize a special grand jury in the investigation against for President Donald Trump.

The panel would investigate if former president Donald Trump broke the law when he asked Georgia’s Secretary of State to “find” him enough votes to overturn the election results in the state.

The order says the special grand jury will begin on May 2 “and continuing for a period not to exceed 12 months.”

“The special purpose grand jury shall be authorized to investigate any and all facts and circumstances relating directly or indirectly to alleged violations of the laws of the State of Georgia, as set forth in the request of the District Attorney,” the order said.


Special grand juries typically have 16 to 23 members and can subpoena witnesses, compel the production of documents and inspect and enter offices to investigate.

The investigation also focuses on a November 2020 phone call between U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham and Raffensperger, the abrupt resignation of the U.S. attorney in Atlanta on Jan. 4, 2021, and comments made during December 2020 Georgia legislative committee hearings on the election.

Last week, Trump released a statement, saying:

“My phone call to the Secretary of State of Georgia was perfect, perhaps even more so than my call with the Ukrainian President, if that’s possible. I knew there were large numbers of people on the line, including numerous lawyers for both sides. Although I assumed the call may have been inappropriately, and perhaps illegally, recorded, I was not informed of that. I didn’t say anything wrong in the call, made while I was President on behalf of the United States of America, to look into the massive voter fraud which took place in Georgia. Just last week, it was further determined that they are looking into ballot harvesting in Fulton County, after supposedly watching tapes of it actually taking place. This alone could be tens of thousands of votes. What this Civil Special Grand Jury should be looking into is not my perfect phone call, but the large scale voter fraud that took place in Georgia. Then they would be doing a great job for the people. No more political witch hunts!”


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