Top Republican Forced Into Court

Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

Is this serious?

On Monday (July 11), a Fulton County judge declared Senator Linsey Graham (R-S.C.) a “necessary and material witness,” compelling him to testify before a Grand Jury.

Graham is the latest of eight people, including Rudy Giuliani and other members of former President Donald Trump’s campaign legal team, who have been subpoenaed to testify before a Fulton County grand jury.

Graham, who the court ordered to testify before a Grand Jury next month, has been subpoenaed in connection with a phone call he made to Secretary of Stare Brad Raffensperger following the 2020 Presidential election.

Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis has pointed to “a multi-state, coordinated plan by the Trump campaign to influence the results of the November 2020 election in Georgia and elsewhere” as the reason for the pursuit of testimony from Trump allies.

The Grand Jury subpoena focuses on two calls Graham is alleged to have made to Raffensperger following the 2020 election.

The calls the Grand Jury wants testimony on allegedly pertained to “reexamining certain absentee ballots cast in Georgia in order to explore the possibility of a more favorable outcome for former President Donald Trump.”

But, the South Carolina Republican, who as far back as November 2020, denied claims by Raffensperger that he tried to persuade him not to count legally cast ballots, is fighting the subpoena.

Graham has also accused Willis of playing politics and working with the Jan. 6 Select Committee.

However, according to WSB-TV in Atlanta, Willis denies these claims, stating, “My inquiry and the Jan. 6 inquiry are not one and the same.”

The District Attorney also expressed hope that “Sen. Graham will have a moment of quiet reflection and decide to bring truthful testimony before this grand jury.”