Senator Graham will not help the investigation into Trump's actions in Georgia
Republican Senator Lindsey Graham will not obey a subpoena issued by a Georgia grand jury investigating former President Donald Trump’s alleged attempts to overturn the 2020 election results.
“Senator Graham plans to go to court to challenge the subpoena and hopes to win the lawsuit,” attorneys Bart Daniel and Matt Austin said in a statement on Graham’s behalf.
They said Graham “has every right to discuss election processes and procedures with state officials.”
Members of Trump’s former legal team, including former president Rudy Giuliani’s personal attorney, were also subpoenaed.
In May, a grand jury began considering evidence in an investigation initiated after Trump pressured Georgia’s secretary of state during a Jan. 2, 2021 phone call to overturn the state’s election results based on his allegations of election fraud.
Trump denies that he committed any wrongdoing.
Graham’s attorneys said the senator was subpoenaed as a witness in a trial directly cooperating with the House investigation into the Jan. 6, 2021, events, which is being conducted in the House by members of a special committee.
Fulton County Prosecutor Fani Willis, who convened the grand jury investigation, said Wednesday that Trump associates should expect more subpoenas, declining to answer a question about whether the grand jury was going to issue a subpoena to Donald Trump.
“We will make every effort to look at all aspects of the case,” Willis told MSNBC.