Jan 24, 2022 - Politics & Policy

Georgia prosecutor granted special grand jury in Trump election probe

Former President Donald Trump

Former President Trump. Photo: Alex Edelman/AFP via Getty Images

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.

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