(GoRealNewsNow.com) – REAL NEWS NOW: Just moments ago, portions of the findings by the Special Georgia Grand Jury that has been investigating former President Donald J. Trump and others were released.
Specifically, a judge in Atlanta has released sections of the special grand jury report that investigated whether former President Donald Trump and his associates violated state laws in their attempts to overturn the results of the 2020 election in Georgia.
The report indicates that the grand jury believed “perjury may have been committed by one or more witnesses testifying before” the body and recommended that the Fulton County District Attorney, Fani Willis, “seek appropriate indictments for such crimes where the evidence is compelling.”
Superior Court Judge Robert C.I. McBurney ordered the release of the introduction and conclusion of the report, along with specific sections dealing with concerns about witnesses lying under oath, stating that “the compelling public interest in these proceedings and the unquestionable value and importance of transparency require their release.”
The rest of the report will be kept confidential until the district attorney decides whether to pursue legal charges. Those who may be facing legal consequences include Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudolph Giuliani, and the state’s Republican Party chief, David Shafer.
The grand jury investigation was sparked by a phone call in January 2021 between Trump, his chief of staff Mark Meadows, and Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, in which Trump asked Raffensperger to “find” the 12,000 votes he needed to change the election outcome in the state.
The call occurred just before the attack on the U.S. Capitol building on January 6.
Raffensperger, in his memoir Integrity Counts, wrote that Trump was asking him to do something wrong and unethical, and he was not going to comply.
Unlike a regular grand jury, a special grand jury submits its findings to a district attorney, who then decides whether to pursue criminal charges.
Clark D. Cunningham, a professor at Georgia State University College of Law, believes that this is “the cusp of something consequential.”
The release of the report and the potential for criminal charges against Trump and his associates could have significant ramifications for the former president and the Republican Party.
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