Donald Trump’s Efforts to Overturn the 2020 Election Under Investigation
Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 election results have been the subject of intense scrutiny, with a special grand jury in Georgia recently revealing that witnesses may have lied under oath during their testimony. This is according to a recent order from Fulton County Superior Court Judge Robert McBurney, who has ordered the release of parts of a secret report detailing the grand jury’s findings.
The special grand jury was empaneled in the second half of 2020 to investigate Trump’s attempts to influence Georgia officials to “find” votes and overturn the election results. Witnesses subpoenaed by Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis included Mark Meadows, Trump’s chief of staff at the time, as well as Governor Brian Kemp, Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, and the state’s Republican Party chairman, David Shafer.
The judge’s order will make three portions of the grand jury’s report public on Thursday, February 16, which includes the report’s introduction, conclusion, and a section in which the jury discusses its concern that some witnesses may have lied under oath. The report’s contents are expected to be of immense public interest, and the judge has stated that releasing it before Willis completes her investigation would impede on the due-process rights of various witnesses.
The release of the report’s sections could be a major development in the ongoing investigation into Trump’s attempts to overturn the election results. If the report indicates that any witnesses lied under oath, it could open the door for criminal prosecution of those involved. The findings could also provide further insight into the extent of Trump’s efforts to subvert the electoral process.
Ultimately, the report’s findings could have significant implications for Trump and those who assisted him in his attempt to overturn the election results. It remains to be seen what the report will reveal, but regardless of its contents, it is certain to be a major topic of discussion in the weeks and months to come.