President Donald Trump arrives to address the 74th UN General Assembly meeting at UN Headquarters in New York on September 24, 2019.
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A Georgia district attorney said Wednesday that he would not rule out the obedience of the former president. Donald Trump As part of Investigation of her grand jury Whether he criminally interfered with the 2020 elections in the state.
“Anything is possible,” DA Fani Willis of Fulton County told NBC News. Willis added that she “absolutely” did not exclude Trump’s subpoena.
She also said she hopes the Atlanta grand jury will issue additional subpoenas to more Trump buddies.
The grand jury on Tuesday summoned Rudy Giuliani, a former private lawyer for Trump, six other lawyers who helped Trump’s campaign to overturn Georgia’s election results, and Senator Lindsey Graham.
Graham’s lawyer on Wednesday He said he would fight the subpoena for testimony, and that it was all about “politics.” Following the November 2020 election, the prosecutor wants to ask Graham about a call with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Rafensperger. Joe Biden won.
Willis ridiculed when asked about Graham’s reaction. “What do I have to get from these politics?” She said. “It’s some inaccurate … estimates. It’s someone who doesn’t understand the seriousness of what we’re doing.”
She also did not rule out submitting Trump’s family and former White House officials. “We have to see where the investigation leads us,” she said.
“I think people thought we were doing this as a kind of game,” Willis told NBC. “This isn’t a game at all. What I’m doing is very serious. It’s a very important task. And we do due diligence to see all aspects of the case. “
Willis didn’t elaborate on why he wanted to ask Giuliani and Graham, “I won’t go into the details of the investigation, but I’ll tell you this. Election interference is a very important issue.” I am.
“And important, the grand jury hears from people who may have influenced the election,” she said.
Willis will begin a criminal investigation after revealing that Trump called Rafence Purger on January 2, 2021 last year to “find” him enough votes to overturn Biden’s victory. I asked.
“That’s all I want to do. I just want to find 11,780 votes,” Trump told Rafence Purger on the phone.
The conversation took place four days before the US Congress began a meeting to prove that Biden had won the Electoral College vote. This reflects the results in Georgia and several other swing states where the Trump campaign was challenging the results.