The Grand Jury in Fulton County, Georgia has wrapped up its investigation into former President Donald Trump’s attempts to overturn the results of the 2020 Presidential election in the state. Court filings submitted on Monday show Fulton County Superior Court Judge Robert McBurney saying that the grand jury has filed its final report and he ordered the jury dissolved. This news comes almost exactly a year after District Attorney Fani Willis first put in a request for assistance in her investigation into Trump’s role in the election meddling.
A hearing is now scheduled for Jan. 24 that will decide if the report should be made public or not.
McBurney wrote in the briefing:
“The Court thanks the grand jurors for their dedication, professionalism, and significant commitment of time and attention to this important matter. It was no small sacrifice to serve…Given the special purpose grand jury’s delivery of its final report, the undersigned’s recommendation, and the Superior Court bench’s vote, it is the ORDER of this court that the special purpose grand jury now stands DISSOLVED,”
DA Willis launched the probe in early 2021 looking into whether Trump and his associates tried to interfere in Georgia’s election results in light of audio released by The Washington Post in which the controversial former President urged Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, also a Republican, to “find” more than 11,000 votes that would overturn Trump’s loss to now-President Joe Biden.
Many Trump associates were subpoenaed during the investigation, including former Trump White House chief of staff Mark Meadows and South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham.
In addition to this news, Trump has been very publicly embroiled in several other investigations, probes, and lawsuits, including a Justice Department investigation and New York Attorney General Letitia James’s ongoing investigation into the Trump Organizations’ business and tax dealings.
CNN explains what might happen next in Georgia:
“Special grand juries in Georgia are not authorized to issue indictments. But the panel will issue a final report that serves as a mechanism for the special grand jury to recommend whether Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis should pursue indictments in her election interference investigation. Willis can then go to a regularly empaneled grand jury to seek indictments.”