A JURY OF OUR PEERS
UNDERSTANDING THE FULTON GRAND JURY INDICTMENTS
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The Differences Between the Cases Against Trump
A grand jury of Georgia citizens is expected to issue multiple indictments for efforts by Donald Trump and his campaign to convince Georgia election officials to overturn the 2020 election results.
Back in May of 2022, a Special Grand Jury of 23 Georgia citizens began reviewing evidence and hearing testimony from at least 75 different witnesses.
The Special Grand Jury reviewed evidence for 8 months, and delivered a final report to Fulton Superior Court Judge Robert McBurney. Judge McBurney unsealed sections of the report that show the Special Grand Jury:
recommended multiple indictments,
found evidence indicating some witnesses committed perjury under oath, and
found no evidence of any election fraud in GA that could have affected the 2020 presidential election outcome, adding the first jury affirmation to the multiple state audits confirming Joe Biden's victory.
A “regular” Grand Jury with new jurors will review the report and issue indictments (Read: Understanding "Special Grand Juries" and "Regular Grand Juries").
Any indictments would result from two separate bipartisan juries of Georgia citizens (over 40 jurors in all) carefully considering the evidence and finding that crimes were committed.
The crimes being considered by the grand jurors include:
solicitation to commit election fraud,
interference with performance of election duties,
interference with primaries and elections, and
conspiracy to commit election fraud
Prosecutors have indicated that they expect the indictments to be issued later this spring.
SENIOR ADVISOR TO PRESIDENT TRUMP
Herschmann testified that he said, “Get a great f***ing criminal defense lawyer, you’re gonna need it,” to John Eastman who was advising President Trump on his post-election efforts to overturn the 2020 election results.
Making his opinion of the efforts to overturn the 2020 election even clearer, he said, “I certainly am not relying on any legal analysis from either of you [Eastman] or Boris [Epshteyn] who — to be clear — I think is an idiot,” in an email to Trump’s personal lawyers.
“When I questioned Boris’s [Epshteyn] legal experience to work on challenging a presidential election since he appeared to have none...he boasted that he was ‘just having fun,’ while also taking selfies and posting pictures online of his escapades,” Herschmann added.
GEORGIA SECRETARY OF STATE'S general counsel
Trump: "So what are we going to do here, folks? I only need 11,000 votes. Fellas, I need 11,000 votes. Give me a break...Every single ballot that she did through the machines at early, early in the morning went to Biden. Did you know that, Ryan?"
Germany: "That’s not accurate, Mr. President."
WHY THE FULTON GRAND JURY MATTERS
The Fulton County Grand Jury investigation in Georgia is the most exhaustive exploration to date by regular citizens of alleged election fraud and efforts to criminally influence and overturn the 2020 election.
Here is what you should know:
1. Unlike the bipartisan Congressional Committee that investigated the January 6 attack on the US Capitol, the Georgia Grand Jury has the legal authority to issue indictments against people who committed crimes under Georgia law.
2. After reviewing all of the evidence presented by the Trump campaign lawyers, local elected officials, and state election officials, the Special Grand Jury of 23 citizens concluded there was no election fraud that affected the 2020 Georgia outcomes, and that Georgia's 2020 election results were valid and correct.
3. A regular Grand Jury will now review the Special Grand Jury's report and indictment recommendations. The regular Grand Jury is expected to issue indictments, potentially even of Donald Trump, this spring.
If the two grand juries (46 citizens total) that have reviewed the evidence of criminal interference in the 2020 election agree, this would only be the second time a former US President is indicted on felony charges (the recent New York indictment being the first).
The Special Grand Jury has recommended a number of criminal indictments against (as of yet unknown) individuals involved in the Trump campaign’s efforts to alter the final vote tally and overturn the 2020 Georgia election results.
Many Trump allies have already gone to prison to protect Trump or believing that he would protect them. These indictments will add to that list, with no possibility of a pardon by former President Donald Trump.