Georgia Trump investigation launches special grand jury
The Atlanta district attorney who is investigating former President Trump will begin impaneling a special purpose grand jury Monday to hear evidence and subpoena witnesses related to the case.
Why it matters: This investigation could conclude with criminal charges against the former president for violating state law by seeking to overturn the 2020 election.
Catch up quick: This rare, special grand jury has been authorized to meet for up to a year. As opposed to a traditional grand jury, the panel will focus solely on the Trump investigation.
- The group will make recommendations regarding criminal prosecution for the DA's consideration but cannot issue an indictment.
The big picture: Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis told the AJC the grand jury will not begin hearing evidence until June, after Georgia's May primary.
- She also said her team has interviewed more than 50 people and plans to seek subpoenas for at least 30 more who declined to speak.
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