Georgia prosecutor granted special grand jury in Trump election probe
Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis has been granted a special grand jury in her investigation of former President Trump's alleged attempt to interfere with the presidential election in Georgia, CNN reports.
Details: A special grand jury will have the power to gather additional evidence and compel more testimony by issuing subpoenas to witnesses.
Driving the news: Willis asked for special grand jury help last week in a letter to the Fulton County Superior Court, saying that "a significant number of witnesses and prospective witnesses have refused to cooperate with the investigation absent a subpoena requiring their testimony."
- It "will not have the authority to return an indictment but may make recommendations concerning criminal prosecution as it shall see fit," Willis said in the letter.
What's next: Willis has said that she expects to decide on whether or not to bring charges against Trump in the first half of 2022, per CNN.