Federal Judge Says Sen. Lindsey Graham Must Testify Before Georgia Grand Jury

In new news again, a federal judge refused to block a subpoena issued Monday to Sen. Lindsey Graham, seeking her testimony for Fulton County Ga. The election of 2020 by then-President Donald Trump and his supporters.

US District Judge Leigh Martin May wrote that the Court found that the District Attorney had shown exceptional circumstances and a special need for Senator Graham’s testimony on issues relating to alleged attempts to influence or obstruct legal administration.

Obama-appointed Judge May referred the case back to state court and indicated that Mr. Graham could potentially object to specific questions or lines of questioning from investigators.

The office said Senator Graham was doing his due diligence ahead of the Electoral Count Act certification vote, where he voted to certify the election.

Democratic Fulton County District Attorney Fanny Willis is leading the investigation through a special grand jury. Trump and his supporters claimed the 2020 presidential results in Georgia were fraudulent after two statewide recounts were overseen by the Republican secretary of state. Democratic candidate Joe Biden’s victory was later confirmed.

In the weeks following the November 2020 election, Mr Graham made at least two phone calls to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Rifensperger and his staff. These calls were made to collect information related to their roles as senators.

He argued that the speech and debate clause of the Constitution saved him as a legislator from questioning whether what he said was a legislative effort. Judge May indicated that she was not convinced by Mr Graham’s arguments.

Noting that the grand jury would also like to question Graham about other topics related to the 2020 presidential election beyond those phone calls, the record should be further developed so that the court can determine in the first place that Georgia’s senator The whole call for the election of Graham to the authorities does indeed constitute legitimate legislative activity.

The senator’s office stated that although the district court accepted that the speech or debate could protect some of Senator Graham’s actions, he ignored the constitutional text and bound Supreme Court precedent, so Senator Graham sought to appeal.

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