Former President Donald Trump had his lawyers make an aggressive move on Monday to quash the report from a special grand jury in Georgia’s 2020 election inquiry.
Trump’s legal team is also looking to “preclude the use of any evidence derived” from the report and the recusal of Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis’s office. This is according to The New York Times.
“The results of the investigation cannot be relied upon and, therefore, must be suppressed given the constitutional violations,” Trump’s attorneys wrote in their motion to the Georgia court. They also asked in that same motion to get a hearing by a different judge.
“The whole world has watched the process of the (special purpose grand jury) unfold and what they have witnessed was a process that was confusing, flawed and, at times, unconstitutional,” the filing said.
In continued, “Given the scrutiny and gravity of the investigation and those individuals involved — namely, the movant President Donald J. Trump, this process should have been handled correctly, fairly and with deference to the law and the highest ethical standards.”
Fani Willis a Democrat could use the special grand jury’s findings to pursue charges through a separate grand jury. The prosecutor is investigating whether Trump or his allies illegally interfered in the 2020 election, and she said that “decisions are imminent.”
Fulton County Superior Court Judge Robert McBurney allowed three sections of the report to be released last month. The panel had interviewed 75 witnesses and one section indicated that a majority of the grand jury panel believed perjury was committed by one or more witnesses.
Trump, who announced a third run for the White House in November is facing other investigations. He denies any wrongdoing and said that these are political attacks motivated by forces targeting him.
Soon it will be clear if his bold move in Georgia was successful.
BREAKING: Trump's legal team has filed a motion to quash the Georgia special grand jury report, arguing 5th and 14th Amendment violations.
"To preclude the use of any evidence derived therefrom, and to recuse the Fulton County [DA's] Office."https://t.co/OX2eQONTU7 pic.twitter.com/fzhgzPXHQP
— Kaelan Deese (@KaelanDC) March 20, 2023