Special Grand Jury Recommends Perjury Charges in Trump Election Probe

Officials have released portions of a grand jury report that suggest at least one witness may lied under oath. The individuals in question have not been named.

Former U.S. President Donald Trump speaks in New Hampshire

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Former U.S. President Donald Trump speaks in New Hampshire

A Georgia grand jury determined one or more witnesses may have lied under oath during an election-meddling probe involving Donald Trump.

The revelation came Thursday, after Fulton County Superior Court Judge Robert McBurney released portions of the much-anticipated jury report. The documents were published after a two-year investigation into Trump’s conduct following the 2020 presidential election, and his alleged efforts to overturn the results.

The former president and his team spent months propagating baseless voter fraud claims after he was defeated by President Joe Biden. As pointed out by CNBC, the jury found no significant evidence of fraud in the 2020 contest, contrary to Trump’s allegations. Jurors determined, however, that multiple witnesses may have perjured themselves while on the stand. As a result, the jury urged prosecutors to pursue criminal indictments against those unnamed individuals. 

“A majority of the Grand Jury believes that perjury may have been committed by one or more witnesses testifying before it,” the report read in part. “The Grand Jury recommends that the District Attorney seek appropriate indictments for such crimes where the evidence is compelling.”

The probe reportedly included evidence and statements from more than 75 witnesses, including investigators, Georgia poll workers, state officials, and people who said they’re still convinced that election fraud took place. Trump’s campaign spokesperson Steven Cheung addressed the report on Thursday, saying the perjury allegations had “nothing to do” with the ex-president.

“The long awaited important sections of the Georgia report, which do not even mention President Trump’s name ... because President Trump did absolutely nothing wrong,” Cheung told Fox News. “The President participated in two perfect phone calls regarding election integrity in Georgia, which he is entitled to do — in fact, as President, it was President Trump’s Constitutional duty to ensure election safety, security, and integrity. Between the two calls, there were many officials and attorneys on the line, including the Secretary of State of Georgia, and no one objected, even slightly protested, or hung up. President Trump will always keep fighting for true and honest elections in America!”

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