Fulton County DA Requests Special Grand Jury for Trump Election Interference

Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis on Thursday put in a request for a special grand jury to assist in the investigation of Trump’s interference in the 2020 election in Georgia.

Willis sent the request to Chief Judge Christopher Brasher and stated that several witnesses refused to cooperate without a subpoena requiring them to do so.

 The letter stated that the district attorney’s office had “received information indicating a reasonable probability that the State of Georgia’s administration of elections in 2020, including the State’s election of President of the United States, was subject to possible criminal disruptions.” 

Referring to Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, Willis said he was an essential witness to the probe, and included a transcript of Raffensperger’s interview with Chuck Todd when he stated, “So if she wants to interview me, there’s a process for that and I will gladly participate in that because I want to make sure that I follow the law, follow the Constitution. And when you get a grand jury summons, you respond to it.” 

Willis says that the grand jury is needed to impanel the Court for a given period of time, and would be appropriate for the complexity of the case. Willis wants the grand jury in place by May and would be in place no longer than 12 months.

CNN, The Hill