Jul 8, 2022 - Politics & Policy

Atlanta Journal-Constitution subpoenaed over leaked call in Trump investigation

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The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has been subpoenaed by prosecutors in Fulton County, who have launched a criminal investigation into former President Trump's efforts to overturn the results of Georgia's 2020 elections.

Driving the news: The AJC reported that the grand jury is seeking to access the full recording of a call that took place in January 2021 between then-U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia, Bobby Christine and his staff.

  • In the call, Christine said that he had dismissed two election fraud cases because they did not have enough evidence.

The big picture: A Georgia judge also ruled Friday that Republican lawmakers must testify before the grand jury handling the investigation, Axios' Emma Hurt reports.

  • The grand jury will not issue an indictment in the investigation, instead it will make recommendations regarding criminal prosecution for the consideration of the Fulton County district attorney.
  • Key Trump allies, including lawyer Rudy Giuliani and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), have also been issued subpeonas.
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