READ: Georgia special grand jury report on Trump's election interference probe
A Georgia special grand jury report that helped lead to former President Trump's indictment in the state was released on Friday.
- The 26-member special grand jury was empaneled in May 2022 and heard evidence from June to December 2022. It spent about seven months hearing from 75 witnesses as part of the investigation, and is different than the grand jury that indicted Trump and his associates.
The intrigue: The special grand jury recommended charges against people who did not end up in the August indictment, including former Georgia Sen. David Perdue, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn and Trump's in-house counsel Boris Epshteyn.
- The special grand jury recommended charges against 39 people in total, 18 of whom were ultimately indicted.
Details: The jury heard testimony from poll workers, investigators, technical experts, Georgia employees and officials and people who claimed that no fraud took place.
- Most evidence was received in person and under oath, per the report. Information was also received via investigator testimony and digital and physical media.
- No law experts or criminal lawyers served on the special grand jury.
Trump was charged with 13 counts in Georgia, including violating the state's racketeering law, RICO.
- The sweeping criminal trial will be televised.
The big picture: Trump, the frontrunner in the 2024 GOP presidential primary, has been indicted four times since April.
Read the report in full:
Editor's note: This story was updated with new details.