The Fulton County grand jury recommended charges against Lindsey Graham in the Georgia election case, new court records showed Friday.
Jurors also recommended charges against Michael Flynn, who served as Donald Trump’s national security adviser, and Georgia’s two former Republican senators, David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler.
Trump adviser Boris Epshteyn and lawyers Lin Wood and Cleta Mitchell were also named, according to the report.
It is unclear why none of them were charged and what charges they may have faced.
The original indictment against Trump and 18 other co-defendants included details of 30 “unindicted co-conspirators” – people who Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis accuses of participating in the criminal conspiracy to overturn the 2020 election.
Georgia grand jury wanted to indict Lindsey Graham in election case, new court documents show – over Graham with Donald Trump in January 2023
Graham, the Republican senator from Georgia who has been a staunch Trump ally, called for it in the weeks after the 2020 election Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger.
Raffensperger said he interpreted the question about whether he could reject certain absentee votes as a suggestion to reject legally cast votes.
Graham’s office did not immediately respond to DailyMail.com’s request for comment.
Graham said that as a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, he is interested in cases of possible voter fraud. He has denied any wrongdoing.
“I was chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee and had to vote to confirm an election,” Graham told reporters this summer. ‘That’s ridiculous. This weapon of law must stop. So I’ll use the courts. “We will go as far as we need to and do whatever is necessary to ensure that people like me can do their jobs without fear of a district attorney coming after you.”
Graham resisted testifying before the Georgia grand jury and was ultimately ordered to do so by the Supreme Court.
The grand jury spent seven months hearing from about 75 witnesses before finalizing a report in December with recommendations for Willis on allegations related to attempts to overturn the 2020 presidential election.
The special grand jury did not have the authority to indict, but Willis used the evidence collected to submit an indictment to a regular grand jury.
Here’s who else the grand jury recommended for indictment:
DAVID PERDUE and KELLY LÖFFLER
Perdue ran for re-election to the Senate in a special election in January 2021.
Trump campaigned for him, but also falsely claimed that he won the presidential election and was a victim of voter fraud.
Perdue personally called on Georgia Governor Brian Kemp to call a special session of the legislature to support Trump in his bid to overturn the election.
Loeffler was at that meeting.
In January 2021 she stood in a runoff election, which she ultimately lost.
Trump also stood up for them.
The loss of these two seats gave Democrats control of the Senate.
Like Graham, Flynn was forced to testify before the grand jury.
In mid-December 2020, Flynn told a right-wing news station that Trump could “take military capabilities” and put them in swing states and “basically run a new election in any of those states.”
Flynn also met at the White House on December 18, 2020 with Trump, attorney Sidney Powell and others associated with the Trump campaign in a meeting that “focused on issues such as the declaration of martial law, the confiscation of voting machines and the appointment of Powell as special counsel” focused “to investigate the 2020 election,” Willis wrote in her document, calling on Flynn to testify.
And he attended meetings at conservative attorney Lin Wood’s South Carolina home in November 2020. Wood also testified before the grand jury. He had been looking for ways to influence the election results in Georgia.
Boris Epshteyn also testified before the grand jury.
He served as Trump’s lawyer and the request for his testimony said he “has unique knowledge of the logistics, planning and execution of the Trump campaign’s efforts to provide false vote certifications to former Vice President Michael Pence and others.” .
Cleta Mitchell advised Trump in a phone call with Georgia state officials after the 2020 election in which he urged them to find evidence that could overturn the state’s results.
Fulton County Superior Court Judge Robert McBurney ordered partial release of the report in February but declined to immediately release the panel’s recommendations on who should and should not be prosecuted. The judge said at the time that he wanted to protect people’s due process rights.
McBurney said in a new order filed Aug. 28 that due process concerns were moot because a regular grand jury indicted Trump and 18 others under the state’s anti-crime law. All have pleaded not guilty.
Parts of the report previously released in February included its introduction and conclusion, as well as a section in which jurors expressed concerns that one or more witnesses may have lied under oath and urged prosecutors to file perjury charges. The chairman of the panel said in press interviews that the special jury had recommended that numerous people be indicted.
Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis
The newly released court documents on Friday also mention jurors’ concerns that they could be lied to: “A majority of the grand jury believes that one or more witnesses who testified before it may have committed perjury.” “The Grand Jury recommends that the District Attorney seek appropriate charges for such crimes where there is compelling evidence.”