Grand Jury Convenes in Special Counsel 2020 Election Probe

August 1, 2023

A grand jury convened Tuesday morning 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.

It was the jurors’ latest of several meetings since 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.

According to reports, the letter includes at least three charges: deprivation of rights, conspiracy to commit an offense or defraud the United States, and witness tampering. Trump might also be charged with obstructing an official proceeding—the certification of the 2020 election by Congress on January 6, 2021.

Last week it was revealed 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 the 2020 election victory of President Biden over former President Trump.

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, has stated that he had not received a target letter from Smith’s office while also denying any claims that he had “flipped” on Trump. 

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

This past Thursday Trump attorneys were reportedly told to expect an indictment during a meeting with special counsel prosecutors that included Smith.

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