Feb 21, 2024 - Politics & Policy

Georgia governor says he was interviewed in Trump special counsel probe

rian Kemp, governor of Georgia, during a Bloomberg Television interview on day two of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2024. The annual Davos gathering of political leaders, top executives and celebrities runs from January 15 to 19.

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, last month. Photo: Stefan Wermuth/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) said Tuesday he was interviewed at the office of the special counsel prosecuting former President Trump's federal election subversion case.

Why it matters: Kemp resisted Trump's attempts to overturn the 2020 election results, notably pushing back against the former president's demands over the phone for the governor to call a special legislative session after President Biden's win.

What he's saying: "I basically told them the same thing I told the special grand juries: that I follow the law and the Constitution and answered all their questions truthfully," Kemp told CNN about his interview at special counsel Jack Smith's office.

  • He noted he couldn't say exactly when the interview took place, but said it was "months ago" and "didn't last that long."

The big picture: Trump has pleaded not guilty to all four criminal indictments he faces.

  • The 2024 Republican presidential primary frontrunner has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to decide whether he's immune from Smith's Jan. 6 prosecution — and to stop that case from going to trial in the meantime.

Flashback: The call that got Trump in trouble in Georgia

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