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Grand Jury Investigation into Trump and Allies: Perjury Charges and Potential Indictments

A recent report by Marc Morial, President of the National Urban League, explains the significance of the Fulton County Special Grand Jury Report.

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The grand jury investigation into Trump’s election interference has not yet revealed who may face indictment. But there is a great deal that it did reveal and that Americans now know.


Perjury

The grand jury investigating “possible attempts” by former US President Donald Trump and his allies “to disrupt the lawful administration of the 2020 presidential elections in the State of Georgia” has recommended perjury charges against “one or more of the witnesses” who testified before them.


Indictments Coming

Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis, who convened the grand jury, also referred to “future defendants” when arguing against releasing the full report, foreshadowing the coming indictments.


Transparency and Accountability

The report quoted Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington spokesperson Brie Sparkman, who commented that the expected indictments will “bring desperately needed accountability and demonstrate that no one – not even the former president – is above the law.”


Criminal Interference

The report confirms that Trump’s coercion of Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensberger to announce a “recalculation” of Georgia votes in his favor was likely an attempt to overturn the results of a lawful election.


Fraud, Voting Machines, Doxxing Election Workers

The investigation also examined false claims of election fraud to state lawmakers, efforts by unauthorized individuals to access voting machines, and harassment against election workers.


The grand jury investigation has not revealed what indictments are expected against whom. However, former personal attorney Rudy Giuliani and 16 people involved in the fake elector scheme are being investigated for perjury. Other witnesses include former Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, and Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. Trump described the revelation that one or more of his close associates lied under oath as a “total exoneration,” missing the implication that indictments are imminent. (Trump is not accused of committing perjury because he did not testify.)


The findings of the grand jury investigation highlight the scope of Trump and his inner circle’s alleged attempts to subvert the lawful administration of the 2020 presidential election in the State of Georgia. The indictment of the perjurers, no matter how high up in Trump’s circle they may be, will demonstrate that no one, not even a former president, is above the law.


Read the full written analysis by Marc H. Morial, President and CEO of the National Urban League.


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