A portion of a special grand jury report taking a look into whether Donald Trump and/or allies interfered in the 2020 presidential election has been released to the public.
No names were included in the released pages, but there is a whiff of possible perjury in the air.
Breaking News: A Georgia special grand jury investigating Donald Trump’s attempts to overturn the 2020 election believes some witnesses committed perjury. https://t.co/ZX3tXHk7H4
— The New York Times (@nytimes) February 16, 2023
From the New York Times:
The released portions — just six total pages — do not delve into the grand jury’s conclusions or say whether they recommended indictments related to election interference.
But the jurors said they believed that at least one unnamed witness who testified in the inquiry may have committed perjury and should face indictment.
They also found “that no widespread fraud took place in the Georgia 2020 presidential election that could result in overturning that election,” rejecting arguments made by Mr. Trump and his supporters.
The sections of the grand jury report that addresses whether Trump or his allies criminally interfered in the election are still sealed at this time.
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Although Georgia law requires the grand jury report to be released to the public, most of the report is not available at this time to protect the due-process rights of people named in it.
You can read the brief 9 pages released here, and the ongoing updates here.
BREAKING: A judge in Fulton County, GA released parts of a special grand jury report on whether Trump and his allies tried to unlawfully interfere in the 2020 election results. pic.twitter.com/8lFd4HHQGU
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) February 16, 2023
The Fulton county grand jury unanimously finding there was no election fraud ends any defense for Trump that he acted in good faith trying to overturn the 2020 election in Georgia. This is very bad for trump.
— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@DeanObeidallah) February 16, 2023