The Fulton County panel investigating the scheme to keep Donald Trump in office wanted three Republican senators held to account for their subversion efforts
Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis indicted Donald Trump and 18 of his allies last month for conspiring to overturn the Georgia’s 2020 presidential election results. The special grand jury Willis empaneled to investigate the scheme wanted charges brought against several other individuals, a report filed Friday revealed, including Sen. Lindsey Graham.
Graham is one of three Republican senators the grand jury wanted brought up on charges for the effort to overturn the election. It also recommended indicting former Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler, both of Georgia.
The grand jury also recommended charges be brought against Michael Flynn, a far-right conspiracy theorist who briefly served as Trump’s national security adviser; Lin Wood, a disgraced MAGA lawyer from Georgia; Boris Epshteyn, one of Trump’s longtime advisers who has been rumored to be one of the unindicted co-conspirators listed in the Justice Department’s federal indictment of the former president; and all of the state’s fake electors.
The recommendations were made in January before a judge made them public this week.
Willis and a regular grand jury, separate from the investigative special grand jury, ultimately declined to pursue charges against Flynn, Wood, Epshteyn, or the Republican senators, instead indicting Trump and a host of other allies allegedly involved in the scheme.
Graham testified in the probe late last year, answering questions about phone calls he made to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger about the election results. Graham’s calls to Raffensperger — which his lawyers have defended as merely “investigatory” — were placed a few weeks before Trump famously told the state’s top election official to “find” the thousands of votes he needed to surpass Joe Biden’s total in the state.
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