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Lindsey Graham testifies before Fulton County grand jury for two hours

Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina testified before a Georgia particular grand jury for greater than two hours Tuesday and “answered all questions,” his office mentioned.

Mr. Graham, a Republican, had fought the subpoena from Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis, who’s investigating efforts by former President Donald Trump and his allies to lean on Georgia officers and reexamine the 2020 presidential outcomes that delivered the state to President Biden.

The senator mentioned his calls to state officers have been protected by constitutional privileges afforded to legislators, however the courts ordered him to look before the panel. The U.S. Supreme Court declined to bail out the senator.

“Senator Graham appeared before the Fulton County Special Grand Jury for just over two hours and answered all questions,” Mr. Graham’s office mentioned. “The senator feels he was treated with respect, professionalism, and courtesy. Out of respect for the grand jury process, he will not comment on the substance of the questions.”

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger raised suspicions by saying in late 2020 that the senator in a single name “implied for us to audit the envelopes and then throw out the ballots for counties who have the highest frequency error of signatures.”

Mr. Graham has mentioned he did nothing flawed and was finishing up oversight duties as a senator.

Ms. Willis has known as in quite a few individuals from Mr. Trump’s orbit to look in Fulton County. Mr. Trump’s lawyer, Rudolph W. Giuliani, testified in August. 

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