August 18, 2022

Senator Lindsey Graham won’t adjust to a subpoena issued by a grand jury in Georgia investigating former U.S. President Donald Trump’s alleged makes an attempt to overturn the outcomes of the 2020 election, attorneys for the lawmaker mentioned on Wednesday.

“Senator Graham plans to go to court docket, problem the subpoena, and expects to prevail,” attorneys Bart Daniel and Matt Austin mentioned in a press release made on behalf of Graham.

They mentioned Graham was “properly inside his rights to debate with state officers the processes and procedures round administering elections.”

The grand jury additionally subpoenaed members of Trump’s former authorized group, together with private lawyer Rudy Giuliani.

The grand jury was chosen in Might to contemplate proof in a probe launched after Trump was recorded in a Jan. 2, 2021, cellphone name pressuring Georgia’s secretary of state to overturn the state’s election outcomes primarily based on his claims of voter fraud.

Trump has denied wrongdoing within the cellphone name.

Graham’s attorneys mentioned within the assertion that the senator was being known as as “merely a witness” in what they known as “a fishing expedition.”

“Any info from an interview or deposition with Senator Graham would instantly be shared with the January 6 Committee,” they mentioned.

Fulton County District Legal professional Fani Willis, who convened the grand jury probe, mentioned in an interview on Wednesday extra subpoenas for added Trump associates needs to be anticipated and declined to rule out a subpoena for Trump himself.

Requested if that will additionally embody Trump relations or former White Home officers, she advised MSNBC: “We’ll simply must see the place the investigation leads us,” calling it a “very severe” matter.

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“We’ll do our due diligence in ensuring that we take a look at all points of the case,” she mentioned.

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