ATLANTA (AP) — A special grand jury that investigated whether Donald Trump Illegally assisting him and his associates meddled in the 2020 election in Georgia A newspaper report said that a record was made of the former President pushing for a state legislator to hold a special session in order to reverse the loss in his state.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Reports Wednesday said it talked to five members the special grand jury who stated that they heard a recorded of a call made between 02/02/1997 and 03/02/1997. Trump Georgia House Speaker David Ralston was not reported previously and is not being made public.
Ralston, who passed away in November 2018, did not call for a special session within the first few weeks following the November 2020 elections.
The five grand jurors — three men and two women — spoke to the newspaper but declined to be named because they were concerned about their safety and privacy.
Fani Willis, Fulton County District Attorney, opened the Georgia Investigating in 2021 and soon after. recording of a phone call There are between Trump A top official of the state was also made public. That Jan. 2, 2021 phone call was recorded. Trump It is suggested that Georgia Brad Raffensperger, Secretary of State could “find” To reverse his narrow loss, he needed the votes
“All I want to do is this: I just want to find 11,780 votes, which is one more than we have,” Trump During the conference call. “Because we won the state.”
Separate recording, made public early in 2021. Trump Can be heard talking to the lead investigator in Raffensperger’s office in December 2020, pressing her to look into Fulton County, saying she would “find things that are gonna be unbelievable.” Trump She also said, “When the right answer comes out, you’ll be praised.”
In May, the special grand jury heard about 75 witnesses, and then considered evidence. The work was completed in December. It He was not authorized to indict, but instead, he produced a report that included recommendations for Willis.
It foreperson of the special grand jury Last month she said that the panel had recommended in interviews that many people should be charged, although she did not specify who. It Willis must ultimately make the decision whether she will go before a grand jury and seek indictments. At a January hearing, she said that all decisions regarding the case were final. “imminent.”