Donald Trump speaks at Valdosta Regional Airport in Valdosta, Georgia, December 5, 2020
UPDATE, FEB 22:
The foreman of a special grand jury in Georgia, investigating the attempts by Donald Trump and his advisors to overturn the 2020 Presidential election, says the panel has recommended indictments for multiple people on a range of charges.
“It is not a short list,” said Emily Kohrs.
Kohrs, 30, declined to name those recommended for indictment, while saying seven sections of the grand jury’s report — still withheld by the presiding judge — concern indictment recommendations.
Asked if the jurors recommended the indictment of Trump, Kohrs replied:
You’re not going to be shocked. It’s not rocket science.
It is not going to be some giant plot twist. You probably have a fair idea of what may be in there. I’m trying very hard to say that delicately.
ORIGINAL ENTRY, FEB 16:
A grand jury in Atlanta, Georgia believes that members of Donald Trump’s camp committed perjury about their attempts to overturn the 2020 Presidential election.
The jurors said they believed some unnamed witnesses who testified should face indictment.
The panel also comprehensively they found “that no widespread fraud took place in the Georgia 2020 Presidential election that could result in overturning that election”.
After months of private testimony from dozens of Trump’s allies, state officials and other witnesses, the jury recommended that its report be made public. Judge Robert C.I. McBurney released just six pages of the findings from the introduction, conclusion, and a section outlining concerns about witnesses lying under oath. No names were given, and there was no indication about other possible criminal charges.
Almost 20 people are being investigated. They include former Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani and the head of the Georgia Republican Party, David Shafer.
Among the episodes being considered are Trump’s call on January 2, 2021 demanding that Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger “find” 11,780 votes to overturn Biden’s victory.
The jury is also examining the recruitment of a slate of “fake” Trump electors in the weeks after the election. The group met in Atlanta and signed documents that claimed they were the “duly elected and qualified electors” for Georgia’s 16 Electoral College votes.