‘One or more’ witnesses in Georgia investigation into Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn 2020 presidential election may have lied under oath, special grand jury in case reveals made Publish a simple report Thursday.
The grand jury recommended indicting witnesses who may have perjured themselves.
“A grand jury majority believes that perjury may have been committed by one or more witnesses testifying on the spot.” read the report“The grand jury recommends that district attorneys seek proper indictment for such crimes if the evidence is compelling.”
The five-page report released by Fulton County Superior Court Judge Robert McBurney is an excerpt from the grand jury’s lengthy report. The released sections include an introduction, a conclusion, and a section where the jury addressed possible perjury.
A special grand jury was investigating Trump and his supporters’ efforts to overturn the 2020 election results. Trump claimed without evidence Stolen by voter fraud. In its report, the grand jury reaffirmed that there was no voter fraud, noting that it had heard “extensive testimony” from poll workers, investigators, state officials and others.
“A unanimous vote found no widespread fraud committed in the 2020 Georgia presidential election that could overthrow that election,” the report read.
Over seven months, a grand jury heard testimony from 75 witnesses, including a former White House chief of staff. Mark MeadowsFormer Mayor of New York City Rudy Giuliani and Georgia Republican Party Chairman David Shafer.
Notably, the special grand jury report did not name anyone who may have committed perjury, nor did it comment on whether other laws may have been broken. A jury may recommend prosecution, but prosecution is ultimately at the discretion of the prosecutor.
The focus of the study, which began in February 2021, was to: 1 hour phone In January 2021, between Trump and Georgia’s Secretary of State Brad Ravensperger, Trump instructed Ravensperger to “find” the nearly 12,000 votes needed to win the state in the 2020 election. .
“That’s all I want to do. I just want to find 11,780 votes, which is one more than us. Because we won the state.” Trump continued on the phone. president Joe Biden beat Georgia with 11,779 votes.
Investigators also considered evidence of potential criminal activity and conspiracy to overturn the election, including false election fraud allegations, unauthorized access to voting machines, and intimidation and harassment of election officials.
Fulton County District Attorney Fanny Willis has suggested that charges may be filed following a grand jury report. The decision of “imminentA grand jury recommendation on criminal charges remains sealed as of Feb. 16.