According to CNN, the grand jury investigating efforts by Donald Trump and his cronies to interfere with the 2020 Presidential election in Georgia is “winding down its work.”
The jury has mostly finished hearing testimony from witnesses and has begun writing its final report according to CNN’s sources, which indicates prosecutors could soon be seeking criminal charges.
“In Georgia, special grand juries are not authorized to issue indictments. The final report serves as a mechanism for the panel to recommend whether Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis should pursue indictments in her election interference investigation. Willis could then go to a regularly empaneled grand jury to seek indictments.”
Michael J. Moore, former US attorney in Georgia, explains more:
“It’s a significant step, it’s the culmination of work by prosecutors and the special grand jury. But it shouldn’t be taken as any kind of guarantee of a conviction down the road. It’s just the beginning.”
D.A. Willis has already informed former Trump attorney and NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani and 16 other Republicans who served as pro-Trump fake electors that they are the targets of her investigation. She has also been scrutinizing Trump and other top lieutenants, including his former Chief of Staff, Mark Meadows.
Some legal experts are warning Trump opponents not to get too excited, because cases against Trump are not “slam dunks.”
CNN adds that “If prosecutors hope to bring a successful case against Trump or his allies, they will have to prove that their activities extended well beyond the usual efforts to win an election and veered into criminal territory.”
“I just think when you’re taking on a political figure like this, it’s a tougher case. Every candidate wants to win, every candidate does everything they can to win, and they explore every option.”
The special grand jury is made up of 23 jurors and three alternates and have the power to subpoena witnesses and documents and otherwise investigate Trump’s and associates’ plan to subvert the election results of 2020 to help keep Trump in the White House.