Lindsey Graham’s attorneys say he’ll problem Georgia grand jury subpoena

Sen. Lindsey Graham. Ting Shen-Pool/Getty Photographs

Attorneys for Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) stated on Wednesday that the lawmaker plans to go to court docket and problem a subpoena he obtained from a particular grand jury in Fulton County, Georgia, that’s investigating election interference by former President Donald Trump and other people near him.

In an announcement, attorneys Bart Daniel and Matt Austin stated they had been instructed by Fulton County investigators that Graham is “neither a topic nor goal of the investigation, merely a witness. That is all politics.”

Court docket filings state that within the wake of the 2020 presidential election, Graham referred to as Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (R) and his employees on two events and requested about “re-examining sure absentee ballots solid in Georgia as a way to discover the opportunity of a extra favorable consequence for President Donald Trump.” The filings additionally say Graham introduced up baseless claims of widespread voter fraud. Graham’s attorneys stated as a result of their shopper was chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee on the time, he was “effectively inside his proper to debate with state officers the processes and procedures round administering elections.”

Graham was one in every of seven Trump allies who obtained subpoenas on Tuesday from the particular grand jury, which first started assembly in Might and can decide whether or not any state legal guidelines had been damaged and prison fees needs to be filed. Fulton County Deputy District Lawyer Jeff DiSantis stated on Wednesday that if any witnesses “select to problem an order that they testify earlier than the particular function grand jury, the district lawyer will reply within the acceptable court docket to compel their look.”

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