A Georgia State judge has allowed some of the Fulton County Special Grand Jury’s conclusions to be released….
This jury cannot pass up indictments….
It is just a fact finder…
They did report they found NO evidence of widespread election fraud, something Trump alleged….
Fulton County DA Willis does say another Grand Jury probably will call for criminal charges that thsi jury has suggested….Trump included?
A court on Thursday released portions of a report by a special grand jury investigating whether Donald J. Trump and his allies interfered in the presidential election in Georgia in an attempt to overturn the 2020 result. The released portions — just six total pages — do not dive deeply into the grand jury’s conclusions or say whether they recommended indictments related to election interference.
But the jurors said they believed that at least some unnamed witness who testified in the inquiry may have committed perjury and should face indictment. They also found “that no widespread fraud took place in the Georgia 2020 presidential election that could result in overturning that election,” rejecting arguments made by Mr. Trump and his supporters.
Here are the details:
Special grand juries cannot issue indictments, but they can recommend whether criminal charges should be sought. The jury in the Trump case heard months of private testimony from dozens of the former president’s allies, as well as state officials and other witnesses. The local district attorney has yet to decide on whether to bring charges.
The special grand jury recommended that its report be made public, and news media organizations had argued for its release. Judge Robert C.I. McBurney of Fulton County Superior Court chose to withhold much of it, but ordered the release of its introduction, conclusion and a section detailing concerns about witnesses lying under oath.
Nearly 20 people known to have been named as targets of the investigation could face charges, including Rudolph W. Giuliani, Mr. Trump’s former personal lawyer, and David Shafer, the head of the Georgia Republican Party.
A central element of the investigation is the now-famous call by Mr. Trump on Jan. 2, 2021, during which he told Brad Raffensperger, the Georgia secretary of state, that he needed to “find” 11,780 votes — the number he needed to overcome Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s lead in the state….
State charges are NOT governed by Federal immunities for government officals….
Trump thinks he got over…
We finally got the very limited portion of the Georgia special grand jury report Thursday, and Donald Trump’s team wasted little time putting out a statement in response.
The problem with this statement, which came from a spokesman for Trump’s 2024 campaign, is that it’s nonsense.
Here’s how it starts:
The long awaited important sections of the Georgia report, which do not even mention President Trump’s name, have nothing to do with the President because President Trump did absolutely nothing wrong…
The statement goes on:
The President participated in two perfect phone calls regarding election integrity in Georgia, which he is entitled to do — in fact, as President, it was President Trump’s Constitutional duty to ensure election safety, security, and integrity. Between the two calls, there were many officials and attorneys on the line, including the Secretary of State of Georgia, and no one objected, even slightly protested, or hung up. President Trump will always keep fighting for true and honest elections in America!
As for Trump’s “perfect” phone calls — presumably referring to his pressuring Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to “find” Republican votes that didn’t exist — I’ll leave it to the full report and Willis to speak to whether the former president was “entitled” to do so, or whether they consider that evidence of a crime. For now, especially in light of the special grand jury’s conclusion that there was no widespread fraud in the election, Team Trump’s statement reads more like a paranoid confession — or at least a concern….