Atlanta grand jury subpoenas Giuliani, Graham in Trump election probe
Special panel zeroes in on former President's inner circle
The Atlanta grand jury investigating Donald Trump’s attempts to overturn the 2020 election wants to hear from some of the former President’s closest allies.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution first reported Tuesday that the special panel has subpoenaed Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani and U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham.
Giuliani was at the center of the Trump campaign’s efforts to invalidate Joe Biden’s victory. He testified before a committee of Georgia lawmakers about election fraud and lashed out at the company that manufactures Georgia’s voting machines. His claims have been repeatedly debunked.
Graham’s subpoena alleges that the South Carolina Republican made two separate phone calls to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to press him about absentee ballots.
“During the telephone calls, the Witness questioned Secretary Raffensperger and his staff about reexamining certain absentee ballots cast in Georgia in order to explore the possibility of amore favorable outcome for former President Donald Trump. The Witness also made reference to allegations of widespread voter fraud in the November 2020 election in Georgia, consistent with public statements made by known affiliates of the Trump Campaign.”
The grand jury has also subpoenaed other members of Trump’s legal team, including John Eastman, who was architect of the plot to install Trump electors to cast Georgia’s votes for President in the electoral college. Jenna Ellis, a close confidant of Giuliana, has also been subpoenaed.