January 6

Judge orders Lindsey Graham to testify before special grand jury in Trump election investigation

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An Atlanta judge has ordered South Carolina GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham to testify before a special grand jury next month in Fulton County, WSB-TV reports.

Fulton County Superior Judge Robert McBurney said Graham is a “necessary witness” to the investigation into former President Donald Trump and his allies’ efforts to overturn the 2020 election’s results in the state. The judge order states that the grand jury needs to hear about two alleged phone calls to Georgia’s secretary of state, Brad Raffensperger made by Graham.

In the call to Raffensperger, Graham asked him to begin “reexamining certain absentee ballots cast in Georgia in order to explore the possibility of a more favorable outcome for former President Donald Trump.”

Graham, however, is fighting the subpoena and accused Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis of playing politics in favor of the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.

“My inquiry and the Jan. 6 inquiry are not one and the same,” Willis said. “It is my hope that Sen. Graham will have a moment of quiet reflection and decide to bring truthful testimony before this grand jury that wants to hear from him on some very important issues.”

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