The Supreme Court on Tuesday opened the way for Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) to be questioned before a grand jury investigating 2020 election interference in Georgia. There will be strict rules to the inquiries that can be made as there are many constitutional safeguards in place for Graham as a lawmaker.
Graham, who is only one of the many high-profile allies of former President Trump to be questioned as part of the investigation into the 2020 election in Georgia, is now facing a legal setback that he had been actively working to stop. The court, which took the case after Justice Clarence Thomas referred it to the full court, wrote about Graham being questioned in a two-paragraph order.
Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis (D) also got a subpoena for Graham’s testimony in July. Since then there have been many legal hurdles before it could be determined whether Graham would be interviewed.
Willis has specifically noted that she wants to talk to Graham about two phone calls he had made to Georgia’s Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (R) and members of his staff after the 2020 election. She will also be looking at what possible coordination existed between Graham and the Trump campaign.
Raffensperger has previously said that Graham suggested that many mail-in ballots be invalidated. However, Graham himself has denied these claims.
In a taped phone call, former President Trump had previously pushed Raffensperger to “find” the roughly 11,000 votes which he would need for the election results to be overturned and Biden to come out on top.