Trump has responded to the ongoing investigation in Georgia, as has other investigations into his actions, allegations, and others: he has accused the tirades of another “witch-hunt” against him.
District Attorney Willis has been adamant in rejecting these allegations about the Georgia investigation. She has said she has a “duty to investigate” and a special grand jury was convened in view of the alleged crimes Trump may have committed on January 2, 2021, as well as at other times in Georgia.
In this way, Willis raises charges of racketeering. These allegations would be directed at the false voter lists submitted by Trump and his allies to the Electoral College. A November 2020 telephone conversation between Rafensperger and Senator Lindsay Graham from South Carolina is also expected.
Rafensperger told reporters that Graham made a call and wanted the secretary to ask questions about reconciling signatures on absentee ballots in Georgia: did he, as secretary, have the right to throw out newsletters in the mail if the signatures did not match?
During the conversation, Graham also told Rafensperger that there must be signatures that are accepted and should not be accepted because “there is political bias in some areas,” the secretary said at the time.
It seemed to Rafensperger that Graham had advised him to find a legal way to dispose of the bulletins. In any case, this request was far beyond the Secretary’s remit, as he could not manage or control the electoral procedures.
“Looks like he wanted to go that route,” Rafensperger said.
Graham was one of Trump’s most outraged allies as Trump sought to halt the approval of the upcoming 2020 election by Congress on January 6.
The senator has rejected suggestions that he tried to cancel the election (or help those who wanted it) as “ridiculous.” He has historically described his conversation with Raffensperger as a routine investigation by the legislature, who is only interested in how signature compliance requirements work.
“If he feels threatened by this conversation, he has a problem. I actually think it was a good conversation,” Graham said. Washington Post November 2020.
On Wednesday, Graham did not return to the Daily Kos immediately with a request for comments.
The jurors will also examine the evidence relating to the so-called “alternative voter” scheme, run by Trumpy’s lawyer Rudy Juliani.
Juliani gave a presentation to Georgian officials about Trump’s campaign charges of fraud in an attempt to obtain certification. The presentation was given to several people, including two state senators, Democrats Jen Jordan and Elena Parents. Both are expected to testify to the special grand jury after receiving the summons earlier this year.
Julian’s allegations were twofold: there was never evidence of widespread fraud in the 2020 elections. Several nationwide audits eventually determined this, and several lawsuits brought by Trump and his team again and again resulted in the same conclusion from judge to judge.
The Tramp Department’s Justice Department also investigated fraud claims. It also found no evidence of fraud significant enough to change the outcome of the election: Trumps lost.
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Although the special grand jury has one year to hear the evidence in this investigation, it could take less time for jurors.
Willis has been hesitant about his hopes when telling times she’s not sure “what games people will play” when they show:
“I don’t know how many times we’ll have to struggle with someone to come talk to the big jury and tell the truth. And for those reasons, there may be a delay. In an ideal world, I’d be done in the next 60 to 90 days. But I live in an incomplete world.” she said Monday.
In addition to Raffensperger’s testimony, NBC News’s 11Alive in Atlanta has reported that subpoenas were also issued to Secretary of State staff. Testimony from Gabriel Stirling, Chief Operating Officer of the Secretary, is awaited. Advocate General Ryan was also summoned. Chris Harvey, the former head of the state election department, and former former chief investigator Francis Watson were summoned. Victoria Thompson, Executive Secretary of the Secretary’s Office, was also summoned.
Willis also pointed out that a special grand jury could consider information about the resignation of former US lawyer Atlanta Bune J. Pak, who resigned abruptly in January 2021.
Paks was silent about his resignation when it was first announced on January 4, but during a closed session with the Senate Judiciary Committee in August last year, he discussed the decision extensively with lawmakers.
Paks is said to have left the post of chief prosecutor in Atlanta after receiving a warning from Justice that Trump was at war and wanted Paks to be fired. Paks investigated election fraud in the Fulton area and found nothing.
In accordance with The New York Times:
Mr Paka testified that senior officials in the department had made it clear that Mr Trump had planned to dismiss him because he refused to say the results in Georgia had been undermined by voter fraud. Resignation would involve public dismissal.
During a conversation with Rafensperger – two days before Paka resigned – Trump turned to the chief prosecutor.
“There’s your US lawyer who has never been to Tramps,” Tramps said.
A special grand jury in Georgia has been separated from an investigation into Trump’s actions led by a congressional committee on January 6 in preparation for January 6.
Investigators in this separate group resumed public hearings on 9 June. The debut session was held in July 2021 and featured testimony from U.S. Capitol Police and Metropolitan Police Department personnel. Since then, the selected committee has interviewed more than 1,000 people, including high-ranking officials in the Trump administration and the campaign.
There is also a separate, extensive investigation by the Department of Justice into the attack on the Capitol and the events that led to it. And now at least four big juries have been convened on related issues.
This week, Peter Navarro, Trump’s former trade adviser, revealed that he had received a summons from the DOJ to testify to the federal grand jury.
Summons to Navarre, The Guardian reported, also searched “all documents related to the summons of 9 February 2022 that you received from the House of Representatives Selection Committee, including, but not limited to, communications with former President Trump and / or his advisers or representatives”.
Navarro refused to cooperate with the January 6 probe and despised sending Congress to delay it.
Although the Navarro summons could indicate that the DOJ is despising, it also states that the department directly inspects Trump, given that his name is clearly mentioned in the summons.
In addition to Navarro’s Grand Jury, the Grand Jury was appointed to Stamp Banon, a former Trump advisor, last year. Banon, like Navarro, refused to cooperate with the January 6 committee and was despised by Congress. He is on trial this summer.
Another large jury in Washington is considering an alternative voter scheme, and Trump’s lawyers, such as Julianni and John Eastman, are reported to have been summoned.
It is illegal to knowingly make a false statement to federations or their representatives. The so-called “Trump Elector” lists were signed and submitted legally to federal and state officials, as well as to these officials in the National Archives. This has raised concerns in the DOJ and has attracted people such as Juliani, Eastman and Jennie Ellis, another Trump lawyer who led the election fraud conspiracy, into the department’s spotlight.
Eastman, meanwhile, has been in the midst of a severe legal battle to protect records from the selection committee. However, he has lost this fight and has been forced to hand over many documents related to the attempted overthrow.
Federal presiding judge David Carter won a major victory in the investigation on January 6, deciding in March that Trump may have been involved in a criminal conspiracy to destroy the 2020 election.
According to Politico, one of the notes in Eastman’s production came from Keneta Chesebro, another member of Trump’s legal team.
Chesebro proposed Trump’s alternative electoral scheme in a Nov. 18 note to Jim Troupis, then chief advocate for Trump’s difficult campaign in Wisconsin.
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This note was entitled “True Deadline for Determining State Voting Votes” and suggested that the “right” date for lawmakers to meet to count and confirm votes was 6 January, not 14 December. It was an officially recognized date. the date of the safe harbor for the electoral college to count the votes.
Just one day before that deadline, on December 13, 2020, court records now show that Chesebro sent an email to Rudi Juliani. This time, Ceseboro proposed a plan to force then-Vice President Mike Pen to stop counting on January 6 to prevent Baiden’s popular and election victories from becoming a certificate.
This e-mail served as a strong basis for Judge Carter’s decision to remove the documents from Eastman.
Court records also show that Chesebro suggested that Senator Lindsay Graham hold a public hearing a few days before the certification to discuss Pensa’s credentials with the count. He also suggested that Pence give up altogether. He wanted Senator Chuck Grasley or another Republican senator of his choice to take his place.
Politico reported on Wednesday:
“The senator would then run the census, but would refuse to accept any voters in the states opposed by Trump. Instead, the senator would argue that if those states wanted to be counted, they would have to re-run the election, get more involved in the proceedings or appoint new voters.
A fourth grand jury is also open to hear rallies by the former president, which took place until January 6. He previously served on the January 6 Committee to deposit.
Trump is also being investigated in New York for possible tax fraud.
He recently lost his appeal to avoid taking the oath before a national court. The Court of Appeal upheld a February verdict that served on the former president’s investigation into New York Attorney General Leticia James. It also led to the testimony of Trump’s two eldest children. However, Tramp still has a chance to get out of it. He has now appealed even further to the New York Supreme Court of Appeal.
James says the Trump’s investigation has revealed evidence of fraudulent property valuations.