Senator Lindsey’s Graham has been trying for weeks to get out of testifying in a Georgia grand jury investigation, citing a number of political and legal reasons why he shouldn’t, (or wouldn’t), be providing information to the authorities.
Unfortunately, a number of judges have culled a number of these attempts, and Graham seemed almost certain to be called before Peach State litigators in the coming weeks.
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas on Monday temporarily blocked a subpoena demanding testimony from South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham from a Georgia grand jury investigating election interference by former President Donald Trump.
The hold on the subpoena came three days after Graham’s attorneys asked Thomas to delay the senator’s appearance before the grand jury, which is investigating possible criminal interference in Georgia’s presidential election in 2020.
It was only a few days ago that Graham was again saddled with the likelihood of testifying.
On Thursday, a panel of judges on the 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals unanimously rejected a request by Graham to temporarily block the subpoena, which calls for the senator to testify on Nov. 17 in an Atlanta courthouse.Advertisement - story continues below
The appeals panel said Graham had failed to show he was likely to succeed on an appeal challenging the legality of the demand for his testimony. Last month, a federal district judge upheld the legality of the grand jury’s subpoena.
The probe is seeking information regarding Graham and then-President Trump’s communications with Georgia election officials in the wake of the 2020 election, in which Georgia’s electoral votes went to a Democrat for the first time in 30-some years.