Trump grand jury recommends perjury indictments in probe of 2020 Georgia election meddling

The article reports that a grand jury in Georgia has recommended perjury indictments related to the 2020 presidential election, but found no evidence of fraud in the state.

The grand jury was reportedly convened as part of an investigation into former President Trump’s attempts to overturn the election results in Georgia. The indictments are said to relate to statements made by individuals who were involved in those efforts.

The article notes that the grand jury’s findings could have implications for ongoing legal battles related to the 2020 election.

A Georgia special grand jury concluded that one or more witnesses in a probe into possible election meddling by former President Donald Trump may have lied under oath, and recommended a prosecutor pursue criminal indictments in those cases.

The grand jury also said in its final report on its monthslong investigation that it found no significant fraud in Georgia’s 2020 presidential election, which was won by President Joe Biden.

But the panel’s conclusions on whether Trump or any of his lawyers and political allies broke the law in pressuring Georgia officials to overturn the election in his favor were not released Thursday as part of the sections of the report unsealed by a Fulton County Superior Court judge.

Among other actions, the grand jury that was impaneled in May was known to be eyeing a Jan. 2, 2021, phone call by Trump, in which he urged Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to “find” 11,780 votes for him. That number of votes would have given Trump enough to win the state and its 16 Electoral College votes.

Those sealed sections are expected to become public at some future date. Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis will determine whether to charge Trump or anyone else in the case.