Former President Donald Trump and his allies are facing possible perjury charges from a grand jury in Georgia. A judge in the peach state just released segments of an Atlanta-area special grand jury report. It gave details of an investigation into Trump and his team and their alleged attempts to overturn the result of the 2020 presidential election in Georgia.
Jurors expressed concerns over perjury on the part of several of the witnesses.
According to the Washington Post, Fulton County Superior Court Judge Robert McBurney order the release of the report, but it did not identify any of the witnesses in question.
The bulk of the panel’s findings will remain sealed, this includes a roster of those who should or should not be indicted.
But the grand jury suggested that Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis “seek appropriate indictments for such crimes where the evidence is compelling.”
The judge said that releasing the full report would violate the due process of “potential future defendants” because the evidence provided to the grand jury was a “one-sided exploration” of what is alleged to have occurred in 2020.
Judge McBurney said that more details will be released if the district attorney decides to charge anyone related to the investigation.
The possible targets for prosecution in this investigation are Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani, the state’s Republican Party chief David Shafer, and Trump himself.
Included in the investigation is a recording of a phone call between former President Trump and Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger. Trump asked him to “find” the 12,000 votes he needed to overturn the election results.
The Washington Post also reported, “In recent weeks, a special counsel appointed by Attorney General Merrick Garland issued subpoenas to election officials in states including Georgia, as well as Trump campaign associates, as part of a Justice Department inquiry into the efforts Trump and his allies undertook to reverse his 2020 defeat.”