Grand jury submits final report after investigating Donald Trump and allies' alleged election interference

Grand jury submits final report after investigating Donald Trump and allies' alleged election interference
The grand jury investigating alleged wrongdoings by Donald Trump and allies filed their final report (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

ATLANTA, GEORGIA: The alleged conspiracy of Donald Trump and his allies trying to turn the result in their favor after losing the Georgia 2020 election, was being thoroughly investigated. Following that allegation, the Fulton County Superior Court took up the matter and investigated the whole incident. On Monday, January 9, the grand jury submitted its final report on the matter. It states that the grand jurors finished a final report and after a majority of the country’s superior court judges voted to dissolve the special grand jury, the court went ahead with it. "The Court thanks the grand jurors for their dedication, professionalism, and significant commitment of time and attention to this important matter," the order said. "It was no small sacrifice to serve," reads the order.

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The report submitted by the grand jurors to the authorities is one step closer to holding former President Trump and his allies accountable for their alleged wrongdoings to win the state after they narrowly missed out on the majority. This investigation went on for six months, and it heard testimony from numerous witnesses, including a close group of people associated with Trump, and assorted high-ranking Georgia state officials. 

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What is the significance of the special grand jury’s report?

It is among many legal battles Trump has to fight before his bid for office in 2024. Though special grand juries in Georgia cannot issue indictments instead they can issue a final report recommending legal actions that could be taken. This means it will come down to the district attorney to decide if he wants to pursue the indictment from a regular grand jury. 

As per Georgia law, the grand juries are ‘authorized to recommend to the court the publication of the whole or any part of their general presentments and to prescribe the manner of publication,’ and the judge has to follow that recommendation, reports CBS News. The special grand jury voted to recommend that its report be published, revealed judge McBurney. The judge read, "Unresolved is the question of whether the special purpose grand jury's final report constitutes a presentment." 

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McBurney further added that he will hold a hearing on January 24 to address this issue and that the district attorney's office and news outlets will be allowed to present their sides during that time.

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