When it was first reported that Georgia’s Fulton County Distinct Attorney Fani Willis would seek testimony from Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) over phone calls he made to Georgia officials in 2020, he immediately sued to block the subpoena. At that point, he had not yet even been issued one.
Sen. Lindsey Graham agrees to accept subpoena in Trump election meddling case https://t.co/E4NeE2JK7A
— CNBC (@CNBC) July 19, 2022
After asking a federal judge to quash the subpoena that had not yet been issued and, unsurprisingly, having lost that case, Graham will now accept the subpoena from a Georgia grand jury requiring his testimony in the investigation into Donald Trump’s attempts to influence Georgia officials to manipulate the vote in his favor. Graham retains the option to challenge the subpoena in court for a later date.
According to CNBC:
‘Graham’s agreement to accept the subpoena likely will streamline his dispute with Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis over the demand for his testimony. Asked Tuesday afternoon about the development, Graham told NBC News that Fulton County hasn’t “even tried to subpoena me. I just want to get it done.”’
Graham’s testimony is required because of phone calls he made to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensberger in which he appeared to be asking him to interfere in the vote counting process. Investigators intend to determine whether or not Graham can offer insight on Trump’s pressure campaign.
‘The subpoena issued to Graham said he made at least two calls to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger and his staff, asking about “reexamining certain absentee ballots cast in Georgia in order to explore the possibility of a more favorable outcome for former President Donald Trump.”’
“Rather, we refer to him as Mr. Graham to make clear that we do not agree with opposing counsel’s assertion that Mr. Graham was operating in his official capacity when he called the Georgia Secretary of State related to the Georgia vote count.” https://t.co/cRd2yp8HXI
— John FitzGerald (@TheTweetOfJohn) July 19, 2022
The Trump crew from the 2020 election fraud team are all facing more hearings by the House committee investigating the January 6 attack, many of which have damned some of Trump’s key players. Along with former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows reportedly under investigation by the committee of his financial holdings, a number of other members of the Trump team are under scrutiny, as well.
‘Rep. Jody Hice, R-Ga., on Monday asked the Atlanta federal court to quash a subpoena for his testimony that was issued late last month. Rudy Giuliani, Trump’s former personal lawyer and the ex-mayor of New York City, was also subpoenaed as part of the probe. So was the lawyer John Eastman, who drafted plans for then-Vice President Mike Pence to reject key electoral votes for Biden.’