A lot of Donald Trump’s allies have avoided testifying in the January 6th investigation, giving reasons that range from a concern of self-incrimination to a belief that they don’t have the right to share the information without Trump’s permission. Now, a U.S. Senator is fighting to avoid testifying in a different probe, also connected to the former president.
As reported yesterday, the investigation in Fulton County, Georgia, into election tampering in the 2020 presidential election, has progressed to the point of subpoenaing individuals connected to Donald Trump, most of them attorneys. Subpoenas went out to several attorneys connected to efforts to overturn the 2020 election in Trump’s favor, as well as to Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC).
Graham, through attorneys, released a statement, seen below.
NEW: Sen Lindsey Graham (R-SC) will go to court to challenge the subpoena from grand jury in Fulton County, Georgia
Statement from attorney accuses grand jury of working "in concert" with House January 6 Select Committee pic.twitter.com/AwfJLn2RBm
— Scott MacFarlane (@MacFarlaneNews) July 6, 2022
The statement first stresses that Graham is not being pursued as a potential target of the investigation, despite questions that have been raised about a phone call he made to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger following the election. Graham has maintained that the call was only to discuss ballot signature procedures, not to attempt to influence the election.
Graham’s attorneys assert that the investigation, which followed the revelation of another call to Raffensperger — this one made by Trump, and recorded, shows the former president urging the Georgia Secretary of State to “find” enough votes to flip the state for him — is purely a political attack.
Finally, Graham makes it clear he does not intend to cooperate, saying that he’ll be going to court to challenge the subpoena.
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