Oct 8, 2022 - Politics & Policy

Georgia election probe seeks Flynn, Gingrich testimony

Newt Gingrich, former speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, stands during the Pledge of Allegiance.

Newt Gingrich, former speaker of the House, stands at the RNC. Photo: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images

The Georgia prosecutor investigating whether or not former President Trump and others tried to interfere in the 2020 presidential election is seeking testimony from former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and former national security adviser Michael Flynn, AP reports.

Why it matters: Multiple Trump allies have been tapped as targets in the investigation, including his former personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani and 16 potential Republican electors.

Details: Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis filed paperwork Friday for Gingrich, Flynn and former White House lawyer Eric Herschmann, among others, to testify before a special grand jury next month, AP reports.

  • Each of the petitions seeks to have the witnesses appear in court after the November midterms.
  • Willis hopes to take a monthlong break in the lead-up to the midterms, per AP.

State of play: A number of Trump allies have been called to testify in the case, including Giuliani, as well as attorneys John Eastman and Kenneth Chesebro, Axios' Ivana Saric reports.

  • Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) has asked for a federal court to deny his subpoena.
  • Paperwork has also been filed for former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows to testify.
  • Trump legal adviser Jenna Ellis was ordered to appear before the jury back in August.
  • Willis said in the past that Trump could be called to testify too, Saric writes.
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