A Georgia grand jury has subpoenaed Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) as part of its investigation into former President Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 election in the state.
The subpoena was issued on Tuesday and asks Graham to testify about his phone calls with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger and other state officials in the weeks leading up to the January 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol.
In one call, Graham asked Raffensperger to “find” enough votes to overturn Trump’s loss in Georgia. He also asked Raffensperger to call a special session of the state legislature to consider appointing new electors.
Graham has denied any wrongdoing and said he is cooperating with the investigation.
The grand jury is also investigating Trump’s call to Raffensperger, in which he pressured the secretary of state to “find” votes to win the state. Trump has also been subpoenaed by the grand jury.
The investigation is being led by Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis. Willis is a Democrat who was elected in 2020.
The subpoena to Graham is the latest sign that the investigation is widening. The grand jury has already subpoenaed other Trump allies, including former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani and former Trump lawyer Sidney Powell.
The investigation is still in its early stages, and it is unclear what charges, if any, could be brought against Trump or his allies. However, the subpoena to Graham is a significant development and suggests that the investigation is moving closer to Trump himself.
The investigation is being closely watched by legal experts and political observers. Some experts have said that the subpoena to Graham could be a sign that the grand jury is considering charging Trump with a crime.
Others have said that the subpoena is more likely an attempt to gather information about Trump’s efforts to overturn the election results.
The investigation is likely to continue for several months. It is possible that the grand jury could issue additional subpoenas or even bring charges against Trump or his allies.
The investigation is a major development in the ongoing saga of Trump’s efforts to overturn the election results. It remains to be seen what the ultimate outcome of the investigation will be, but it is clear that the matter is not going away anytime soon.