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Lindsey Graham Gives Georgia Investigators Brutal Reality Check

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While the partisan probe being conducted by the January 6th select committee continues to prove rather controversial, there is another Trump-focused investigation making noise in the Southeast…and it’s ruffling feathers up the coast.

In Georgia, a grand jury has been formed to investigate Donald Trump’s correspondence with Georgia election officials in the immediate aftermath of the 2020 election, at a time in which the results were still very much up for debate according to the then-President.

The grand jury has now attempted to subpoena a number of people close to Trump, including at least one sitting Senator who is telling them precisely where they can put their request.

Attorneys for Senator Lindsey Graham say he will not comply with a subpoena issued to him as part of a Fulton County, Georgia grand jury investigation into former president Donald Trump’s push to overturn Joe Biden’s 2020 election victory in the Peach State.

In a statement provided to The Independent, attorneys Bart Daniel and Matt Austin say Fulton County investigators have told them Mr Graham is “simply a witness” and “neither a subject nor target of the investigation” but dismissed the investigation being overseen by Fulton County DA Fani Willis as “all politics”.

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The attorneys further accused Ms Willis of conducting a “fishing expedition” and “working in concert with the January 6 Committee in Washington”.

The statement was brutal.

“Any information from an interview or deposition with Senator Graham would immediately be shared with the January 6 Committee,” the attorneys said, though they offered no evidence to support their claims. By law, grand jury investigations are considered secret and prosecutors can face heavy penalties if they disclose information under unauthorised circumstances.

“Senator Graham was well within his rights to discuss with state officials the processes and procedures around administering elections,” they said. “Should it stand, the subpoena issued today would erode the constitutional balance of power and the ability of a Member of Congress to do their job”.

Democrats have attempted to portray a phone call between Trump and election officials at the time as inappropriate, but the former President has vehemently defended the conversation as “perfect”.

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As a lifelong advocate for the dream promised us in the Constitution, Andrew West has spent his years authoring lush prose editorial dirges regarding America's fall from grace and her path back to prosperity. When West isn't railing against the offensive whims of the mainstream media or the ideological cruelty that is so rampant in the US, he spends his time seeking adventurous new food and fermented beverages, with the occasional round of golf peppered in.




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