The special Atlanta-area grand jury investigating whether former President Donald Trump and his allies broke the law in their efforts to overturn the 2020 election has completed its work. after a new court act.
“In light of the delivery of the special jury’s final report, the signatory’s recommendation and the vote of the Supreme Court Chamber, it is the ORDER of this court that the special jury now stands DISSOLVED,” Justice Robert McBurney, who oversaw the grand jury’s inquiry of Fulton County, wrote in a brief court order Monday.
Special grand juries in Georgia do not have the power to hear indictments. However, the panel will issue a final report that will serve as a mechanism for the special grand jury to recommend whether Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis should pursue charges in her probe into election interference. Willis can then go to a regularly assembled grand jury to make indictments.
Willis has already spent more than a year dealing with Trump and his associates, beginning her investigation in early 2021, shortly after a January call in which Trump pressured Georgian Foreign Minister Brad Raffensperger was made public to “find” the votes needed for Trump. win the Peach State in the presidential election.
Over time, their investigation has expanded beyond this call to include false allegations of voter fraud to state legislatures, the fraudulent voting system, attempts by unauthorized persons to gain access to voting machines in a Georgia county, and threats and harassment against poll workers.
McBurney has scheduled a Jan. 24 hearing for the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office and others to discuss whether the special jury report should be released. McBurney said the Special Purpose Grand Jury recommended the release of their final report.
The special grand jury — which included 23 jurors and three alternates — convened in May 2022 and had the authority to subpoena witnesses.
This story has been updated with additional details.
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