DC Grand Jury to Meet Again Amid Special Counsel’s 2020 Election Probe

July 25, 2023

A grand jury was scheduled to meet at the Federal Courthouse in DC that could potentially hand up an indictment against former President Trump regarding Special Counsel Jack Smith’s investigation into potential criminal wrongdoing related to the 2020 Election.

Last week, Trump revealed on his Truth Social platform that he had received a target letter from the special counsel’s office related to the 2020 Election. 

Since then, it’s been reported that the letter includes at least three charges: deprivation of rights, conspiracy to commit an offense or defraud the United States, and witness tampering, and that Trump is also likely to be charged with obstructing an official proceeding—the certification of the 2020 election by Congress on January 6, 2021. 

On Monday CNN reported that the special counsel’s office is now in possession of thousands of documents from the legal team of former Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani, who attempted to find voter fraud in President Biden’s 2020 election victory.

Tim Parlatore, the attorney for former New York City Police Commissioner Bernie Kerik, a Trump and Giuliani associate, told CNN he had handed over documents to prosecutors over the weekend.

“I have shared all of these documents, approximately 600MB, mostly pdfs, with the Special Counsel and look forward to sitting down with them in about 2 weeks to discuss.” Parlatore said.

Prosecutors in the special counsel’s office have interviewed dozens of witnesses in its wide-ranging investigation of the 2020 Election and the related January 6 deadly insurrection on the U.S. Capitol.

Giuliani, who was interviewed by prosecutors in the special counsel’s office in June, revealed last week that he had not received a target letter from Smith’s office, but he also denied any claims that he had “flipped” on Trump. 

Smith has reportedly added to his focus a February 2020 Oval Office meeting during which then-President Trump praised improvements in the security of nation’s elections—only to begin spreading voter fraud conspiracy theories weeks afterward. He continued to cite those same conspiracies later in his questioning of the 2020 election results.

The federal grand jury in the 2020 election investigation last met this past Thursday without handing up any possible indictments.

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