Georgia Grand Jury Subpoenas Trump Lawyers in Election Probe

A Georgia special grand jury investigating former President Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 election results subpoenaed key members of Trump’s legal team on July 5.

The Fulton County special grand jury issued subpoenas to Trump’s former attorney Rudy Giuliani, South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham, and attorney Jacki Pick Deason.

The 23-person jury also subpoenaed former Trump campaign legal advisers John Eastman, Jenna Ellis, Cleta Mitchell, and Kenneth Chesebro.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution first reported the subpoenas.

The grand jury noted in the court filings that all seven people were “a necessary and material witness” to the investigation led by Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis.

Willis has been investigating potential crimes in Trump’s election efforts in Georgia, including solicitation of election fraud, conspiracy, racketeering, making false statements, and threats related to election administration.

According to court filings, Graham allegedly “made at least two phone calls” to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger and his staff in the wake of the election.

Graham “questioned Secretary Raffensperger and his staff about reexamining certain absentee ballots cast in Georgia in order to explore the possibility of a more favorable outcome for former President Donald Trump,” the subpoena said.

Giuliana testified before Georgia legislators after the 2020 election, pushing claims of elections fraud, which were quickly debunked.

Ellis, Deason, and Eastman testified alongside Giuliani in the December 2020 hearing.

Chesebro allegedly coordinated with the Georgia Republican Party to help prepare a slate of fake electors, according to the subpoena.

Mitchell advised Trump on the now infamous Jan. 2, 2021, call in which Trump asked Raffensperger to “find” 11,780 votes to win in the state, according to court filings.

The grand jury has previously subpoenaed other state officials, who have appeared for testimony.

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