(ReclaimingAmerica.net) – Former President Donald Trump and several other individuals may soon face criminal charges after a special grand jury in Atlanta, Georgia, which probed whether he and his allies committed crimes while seeking to overturn the state’s 2020 election results, completed its work.
The end of the Atlanta grand jury’s investigation was announced Monday by Judge Robert McBurney of the Fulton County Superior Court in a two-page order that dissolved the panel.
McBurney, who had been overseeing the special grand jury, said it had finished its work and drafted a final report.
The probe in Atlanta is one of several similar investigations around the United States, which threaten Trump with legal consequences while he is gearing up his campaign for his third White House presidency.
Now that the special grand jury has been dissolved, it will depend on Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis whether an indictment from a regular grand jury would be sought.
Meanwhile, Willis spokesman Jeff DiSantis said the DA’s office had no comment on the special grand jury’s completed probe.
In his order, the judge recommended should be released to the public. He also set January 24 as the date for a hearing to decide if the entire report or only parts of it should be disclosed.
The special grand jury in Atlanta has interviewed tens of witnesses, including Trump allies and associates. These include his lawyer, former New York City Mayor Rudi Giuliani, and South Carolina US Senator Lindsey Graham.
Georgia’s reelected GOP Governor, Britan Kemp, and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger were also interrogated.
In Georgia, special grand juries cannot issue indictments and can only draft final reports that recommend specific actions.
Last month, the Democrat-led House select committee investigating January 6, 2021, events at the US Capitol declared that Trump criminally engaged in a “multipart conspiracy” to revoke the results from the 2020 election and failed to prevent his supporters from storming the US Congress building.
At the beginning of 2021, Fulton County, Georgia, DA Willis started an investigation over the recording of a phone conversation from January 2, 2021, in which Trump urged Raffensperger to “find” additional votes so the results in the state could be overturned.
“I just want to find 11,780 votes, which is one more than we have. Because we won the state,” Trump said back then.
The special grand jury in Atlanta that has been investigating whether then-President Donald Trump and his allies committed any crimes while trying to overturn his 2020 election loss in Georgia. https://t.co/0I3O3ds2Rq pic.twitter.com/dtwjzgzaIR
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