Already facing legal jeopardy that requires him to testify under oath in New York, failed, one-term, twice-impeached former president Donald Trump is now looking at possibly receiving yet another subpoena for testimony, this one from a DA in the state of Georgia.
According to USA Today, Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis has a grand jury currently seated and may well demand that the failed ex-president appear:
“Last year, Willis disclosed that local prosecutors had launched a wide-ranging investigation of possible election fraud, false statements, conspiracy, oath of office violations, racketeering and violence associated with threats to the election process,” said the report. “A major focus of the inquiry has been Trump’s Jan. 2, 2021, telephone call to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger in which the former president urged the state official to tilt the 2020 statewide vote in his favor.”
The AP confirmed the USA Today report, adding:
Jeff DiSantis, a spokesman for Willis, told The Associated Press that Willis is considering subpoenaing Trump to testify before a special grand jury. Such a demand would almost certainly trigger an immediate court fight, including potentially over Trump’s constitutional protections against self-incrimination. Yahoo News had reported earlier Friday that Willis is considering requesting Trump’s testimony.
There’s almost nothing Donald Trump fears more than having to testify under oath because he’s a walking talking perjury machine who lies more often than he breathes. But if he were to do so before a grand jury, he could then be charged with a felony even if no other criminal activity is determined by the grand jury.
This latest news comes as Trump remains under scrutiny from the House Select Committee investigating the January 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol and could also face federal indictment by the U.S. Department of Justice, which has requested transcripts of depositions and witness interviews from the committee.