A special grand jury in Georgia has completed a report on Trump’s attempt to overturn the 2020 election results. Another grand jury must decide whether to indict him.

Fulton County District Attorney Fanny Willis, former President Donald Trump, and Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr.

Fulton County District Attorney Fanny Willis and former President Donald Trump.AP Photo/John Bazemore. His AFP via MANDEL NGAN/Getty Images.Reuters/Gina Moon

  • A special grand jury in Georgia has completed its report on allegations of Donald Trump’s 2020 election interference.

  • A separate grand jury will read it and decide whether to file criminal charges.

  • The special grand jury recommended that the report be made public.

An Atlanta grand jury has completed a report investigating whether Donald Trump and his supporters broke the law when trying to overturn the 2020 election results in Georgia.

of 26 Special Grand Jury It had the power to summon evidence and witnesses, but not the power to prosecute. Fulton County in May to investigate former President Donald Trump’s call to state officials to “find” enough votes to overturn the results following his 2020 election loss. It was convened by District Attorney Fanny Willis.

Willis must now decide whether to send the report to another grand jury. A grand jury will decide whether to file criminal charges.In addition to Trump, grand jury investigation looked into his allies who planned the dispatch fake elector It will be submitted to Congress on January 6, 2021, giving Trump a second term.

Fulton County Superior Court Judge Robert McBurney, in an order announcing the completion of the special grand jury’s work, has scheduled a Jan. 24 hearing to determine whether the report should be made public.

McBurney writes that the jury that wrote the report recommended that it should.

The Georgia investigation, which is inherently criminal, is one of Trump’s most serious legal risks. fought a legal battle to bring him before a special grand jury. State Republican Party Speaker David Shaffer. Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina. Trump’s former Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, and more than a dozen people who got in touch with Trump when he challenged the election results.

“The court appreciates the grand jury’s dedication, professionalism, and significant commitment of time and attention to this important issue. Serving has been no small sacrifice,” McBurney wrote in his order. rice field.

According to the Brookings Institution analysisTrump and the fake electors could be charged with election fraud, attempts to improperly influence government officials, and criminal solicitation.

If Willis convenes another grand jury to consider indictment, that grand jury will move relatively quickly, as she is widely expected to do so. That means she’s been held for two months at most, with copies of all the evidence and witnesses gathered by the special grand jury already in front of her.

If another grand jury decides to bring criminal charges against Trump, he will need Appear in court in Atlanta for an arraignment hearing.

Trump has other lawsuits to juggle. His company and its former chief financial officer, Allen Weisselberg, are due to be sentenced in a Manhattan court this week. Last year, he was convicted of a lengthy tax evasion scheme.The investigation is ongoing, and the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office has not publicly denied Trump’s own charges.

The former president is also facing a string of civil lawsuits, including a rape lawsuit filed by author E. Gene Carroll, and the trial of cases from the following groups of plaintiffs. he claimed to have pitched a pyramid scheme scama lawsuit from the New York Attorney General’s Office regarding alleged fraudulent business practices, and wrongful death litigation From the family of a Capitol police officer who died after the Jan. 6 riots.

At the federal level, Special Counsel Jack Smith is overseeing two criminal investigations into fraudulent Electoral College schemes and possession of government documents after Trump resigned.

Willis’ lawsuit is likely to move forward, given how far it has advanced and the strength of the evidence, Ronald L. Carlson, a professor at the University of Georgia Law School, previously told an insider.

“As far as I know, there is no record of former President Trump attempting to persuade officials to take any particular action in any of these other investigations,” Carlson said. “The Georgia Secretary of State is responsible for that. He’s the one who recorded the phone call where he said, ‘Brad, find me 11,780 new votes.'”

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