Georgia’s Now on Rudy’s Mind…He will Appear Before a Georgia Grand Jury
Georgia is now on Rudy’s mind. A New York judge has ordered Rudy Giuliani to head south to testify next month as a witness before a Fulton County, Georgia grand jury. They are investigating former President Donald Trump’s effort to undermine the 2020 election.
Giuliani is Trump’s former lawyer and he was subpoenaed earlier this month by a judge. The order was to appear on August 9th and it came after he failed to appear at a hearing in New York about blocking the subpoena. CNN has attempted to get a response from Rudy’s lawyer, but there has been no word.
Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis is leading the investigation and she is focusing on the former president’s actions in the State of Georgia.
The subpoena for Giuliani said, “There is evidence that [Giuliani’s] appearance and testimony at the hearing was part of a multi-state, coordinated plan by the Trump Campaign to influence the results of the November 2020 election in Georgia and elsewhere.”
GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham was also subpoenaed earlier this month. He had previously said that he would not comply with the grand jury’s subpoena for his testimony. His inquiry will focus on phone calls he made to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger and his staff about the 2020 election.
He was joined by the other legal advisors of the Trump campaign including John Eastman, Cleta Mitchell, Jenna Ellis, and Kenneth Chesebro.
District Attorney Fani Willis has also focused on 16 individuals who signed an “unofficial electoral certificate” that was sent to the National Archives in late 2020. She said that each of them may be indicted in the investigation.
It seems like the prosecutors in the case are inching closer to obtaining criminal charges against individuals involved in the effort to undermine the election. And it is also looking like the case is building toward including Trump himself because of the emphasis on bringing in his personal legal team.
“Georgia, Oh Georgia, no peace I find…”
That song is not sweet, but it is certainly on Rudy’s mind now.