Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-GA) has been issued a subpoena by a Georgia grand jury that’s probing alleged illegal interference to overturn the 2020 election results. Graham and his legal team have vowed to fight the subpoena.
Bart Daniel and Matt Austin, Graham’s lawyers, said, “Should it stand, the subpoena issued today would erode the constitutional balance of power and the ability of a Member of Congress to do their job. Senator Graham plans to go to court, challenge the subpoena, and expects to prevail.”
Just like the January 6 hearings, this is political theater aimed at pushing back on Republicans and targeting former President Donald Trump.
Although Graham isn’t the target of the investigation, his attorneys said he is “simply a witness.” Others who have received subpoenas include former Trump lawyers Rudy Giuliani, John Eastman, Cleta Mitchell, Kenneth Chesebro, and podcast host Jacki Pick Deason.
The subpoenas were filed on July 5 and signed by Fulton Superior Court Judge Robert McBurney, with Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis saying that more subpoenas could be issued.
When on MSNBC, Fani was asked if Trump’s family or ex-White House officials might get a subpoena and responded, “We’ll just have to see where the investigation leads us.”
Fani added, “We’re going to do our due diligence in making sure that we look at all aspects of the case.”
After the 2020 election, Trump called Georgia’s secretary of state to urge him to investigate voter fraud.
In reference to that phone call, Trump said, “I spoke to Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger yesterday about Fulton County and voter fraud in Georgia. He was unwilling, or unable, to answer questions such as the ‘ballots under table’ scam, ballot destruction, out-of-state ‘voters,’ dead voters, and more.”
Graham’s lawyers said that he was “well within his rights to discuss with state officials the processes and procedures around administering elections,” because Graham is the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, which oversees all federal courts, including civil and criminal courts — which covers courts in Georgia that would have overseen challenges to election results.