“Grand jury says Trump’s election team committed perjury.”
Without searching for the legacy media’s coverage of today’s release of a handful of pages from the report compiled by the Fulton County, Ga. Special Purpose Grand Jury, I tapped out that mock headline. It was predictable enough that the corporate press continues to be predictable.
“Georgia grand jury: ‘Perjury may have been committed’ in Trump election probe,” The Washington Post Header Its coverage.
“Georgia Grand Jury in Trump Inquiry Sees Signs of Perjury By Witnesses,” The New York Times Echoed.
USA Today also headline Its reporting “Georgia Grand Jury Recommends Perjury Charges for Unnamed Witnesses in Trump Investigation.”
But color me skeptical that any perjury occurred — because of what the Special Purpose Grand Jury said on page two of its report and because of what the partisan Fulton County D.A., Democrat Fani Willis, said in various court filings related to her “investigation.”
The Democrat D.A. was established in January 2022. In January 2022, the Democrat D.A. “special purpose grand jury” To assist her in her investigation In “any coordinated attempts to unlawfully alter the outcome of the 2020 elections in this state.” Christopher Brasher, Fulton County Superior Court judge granted D.A. Willis’ request, allowing her to launch a public relations attack on Republicans — including election lawyers, candidates for state office, and even the sitting Lindsey Graham is a U.S. senator representing South Carolina.
While the state court allowed the circus to proceed, Fulton County Superior Court Judge Robert McBurney put the brakes on the most obvious — and outrageous — aspect of Willis’ political farce, Holding That “this District Attorney and her special prosecution team may no longer investigate Senator [Burt] Jones [an alternate elector in the 2020 election and Republican 2022 candidate]” He may not subpoena Willis or request any records via subpoena. Judge McBurney further held that Willis’s special prosecution team “may not publicly categorize [Jones] as a subject or target (or anything else) of the grand jury’s investigation, and they may not ask the grand jury to include any recommendations about him in their final report.”
Willis’ efforts to target Jones were halted because “well after the grand jury had begun receiving evidence from witnesses called and examined by the District Attorney’s team of prosecutors, the District Attorney hosted and headlined a fundraiser for [Charlie] Bailey.” Bailey was then in a runoff to be Jones’ lieutenant governor nominee.
The political targeting of Republicans was bad enough, but worse still was Willis’ blatant misrepresentation in a federal court filing about Donald Trump’s Jan. 2, 2021, telephone conversation with Georgia’s Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger.
Willis made the false representation in a reply brief she filed to support Graham’s right to subpoena her. Telling The federal court “a central focus” of her investigation into the 2020 election “is former President Donald Trump’s January 2, 2021, telephone call to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger requesting that the Secretary ‘find 11,780 votes’
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