An Atlanta-area special grand jury has completed its work investigating whether former President Donald Trump and his associates broke the law in an attempt to rig the 2020 election. According to a new court filing.
“The Special Purpose Grand Jury has rendered its final report, and upon the recommendation of the undersigned and the Superior Court bench vote, it is order of this Court that the Special Purpose Grand Jury is now dissolved,” Judge Robert McBurney, presiding. A Fulton County special grand jury investigation, written Monday in a brief court order.
Grand juries in Georgia are not authorized to issue indictments. But the panel will issue a final report, which serves as a mechanism for a special grand jury to recommend whether the Fulton County district attorney. Fanny Willis The charges should continue in his election interference investigation. Willis can then go to a grand jury, which is usually empaneled to seek indictments.
Willis has already been digging Trump and his allies for more than a year and began his investigation in early 2021, shortly after the January call became public, in which Trump pressed the Georgia secretary of state. Brad Raffensberger To “find” the necessary votes for Trump to win the Beach State in the presidential election.
Over time, his investigation expanded beyond that call to include election fraud for state legislators, a fraudulent voter scheme, attempts by unauthorized persons to access voting machines in a Georgia county, and threats and harassment against election workers.
McBurney plans to appear before the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office and others on Jan. 24 to argue whether the special grand jury’s report should be made public. McBurney said the special purpose grand jury recommended that its final report be released.
A special grand jury—consisting of 23 jurors and three with disabilities—seated in May 2022 with the power to subpoena witnesses.
This story has been updated with additional details.