Georgia special grand jury’s final report released to public

September 8, 2023

The final report from a special grand jury that investigated attempts to overturn Georgia’s 2020 Presidential election was released Friday, and it includes the names of several Trump allies who were recommended for criminal charges but ultimately were not indicted. 

Fulton County Superior Court Judge Robert McBurney released the full 28-page report shortly after 10am ET, which can be read here.

The report’s release comes less than a month after Trump and 18 co-defendants were indicted by a second, regular grand jury on a collective 41 felonies, including racketeering, following a more than two-year investigation by Fulton County District Attorney Willis.

According to the full report released Friday, the special grand jury recommended seeking an indictment against election attorney Cleta Mitchell, who was ultimately not charged. She was on the phone call to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger on January 2, 2021, during which the then-President pressured his fellow Republican, who recorded the call, saying, “I just want to find 11,780 votes, which is one more than we have.”

The special grand jury also recommended indicting several other Trump backers who were not ultimately charged, including former Sen. David Perdue (R-GA), former Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA), current Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Trump 2020 campaign advisor Boris Epshteyn and former Trump White House National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.

Like the 19 co-conspirators, all were recommended by the special grand jury to be indicted for racketeering.

A partial special grand jury report—just six pages long—was released in February, which had not included criminal indictment recommendations, though it did say the grand jurors believed that at least some unnamed witnesses who testified in the inquiry may have committed perjury and should face indictment.

The partial report had also rejected assertions by Trump and his allies that any “widespread fraud took place…that could result in overturning that election.” 

The special grand jury was convened in 2021 at Willis’ request. Over the course of several months, the jurors subpoenaed testimony from 75 witnesses, including Trump allies such as Sen. Graham, Trump attorney and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R) who was indicted, and top Georgia officials such as Gov. Brian Kemp (R).

The release of the special grand jury’s full report also comes after Trump issued a court filing that he “may” attempt to move his case from Fulton County to federal court—following similar requests by several of his co-defendants, including former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows and former DOJ official Jeffrey Clark.

PHOTO: Atlanta’s Fulton County Courthouse

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