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Georgia DA won’t rule out subpoena for Trump in election investigation


President Donald Trump arrives to handle the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in Recent York, September 24, 2019.

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A Georgia district attorney on Wednesday said she is going to not rule out subpoenaing former President Donald Trump as a part of her grand jury investigation into whether he criminally interfered within the 2020 election in that state.

“Anything’s possible,” Fulton County DA Fani Willis told NBC News. Willis added that she is “absolutely” not ruling out a Trump subpoena.

She also said she expects the grand jury in Atlanta to issue additional subpoenas to more Trump associates.

The grand jury on Tuesday subpoenaed Trump’s former personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, six other attorneys who worked with the Trump campaign to overturn Georgia’s election results in addition to Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.

Graham’s lawyers on Wednesday said he would fight the subpoena for his testimony, saying it was all about “politics.” Prosecutors wish to query Graham about calls he had with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger on the heels of the November 2020 election, which President Joe Biden won.

When asked about Graham’s response, Willis scoffed. “What do I even have to achieve from these politics?” she said. “It’s some inaccurate … estimation. It’s someone that does not understand the seriousness of what we’re doing.”

She also would not rule out subpoenaing Trump’s family or former White House officials. “We’ll just need to see where the investigation leads us,” she said.

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“I believe that individuals thought that we got here into this as some form of game,” Willis told NBC. “This will not be a game in any respect. What I’m doing could be very serious. It’s totally essential work. And we’ll do our due diligence and ensuring that we have a look at all points of the case.”

Willis would not elaborate on why she desires to query Giuliani and Graham, saying, “I’m not going to get into the small print of the investigation, but that is what I’ll inform you: Election interference is an important subject.”

“And what is very important is that the grand jurors hear from anyone that will have impacted this election,” she said.

Willis opened the criminal probe last yr after revelations that Trump called Raffensperger on Jan. 2, 2021, and asked him to “find” him enough votes to overturn Biden’s win.

“All I need to do is that this: I just want to search out 11,780 votes,” Trump told Raffensperger in that decision.

That conversation occurred 4 days before the U.S. Congress began meeting to certify that Biden had won the Electoral College vote, which reflected the leads to Georgia and several other other swing states where the Trump campaign was difficult the end result.

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