The Supreme Court on Tuesday denied a bid by Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., to block a subpoena demanding his testimony before a Georgia grand jury investigating possible criminal interference in that state’s 2020 presidential election.
The court in its ruling said a federal judge’s earlier order upholding the subpoena adequately protected Graham from being questioned about legislative activity during his testimony, as provided for by the Constitution’s Speech or Debate Clause.
The Fulton County special grand jury is probing the actions of by former President Donald Trump and his allies, including Graham, on the heels of Georgia’s 2020 election, which was won by President Joe Biden. Graham had contacted state election officials during that time, when Trump was trying to get the results overturned.
Graham is scheduled to testify before the grand jury November 17.
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