7 Trump Insiders Hit With Subpoenas

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This is not good.

As part of an investigation by Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis surrounding former President Donald Trump, seven people have been issued subpoenas. Among the seven are Rudy Giuliani, John Eastman, and Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.).

Beyond Giuliani, Eastman, and Graham — the men responsible for crafting a legal case to overturn the 2020 Presidential election results — legal advisers Cleta Mitchell, Kenneth Chesebro, Jenna Ellis, and podcast host Jacki Pick Deason were also issued subpoenas by the Fulton County Grand Jury.

Filed on Tuesday (July 5), the subpoenas form part of Willis’s investigation to determine if there were attempts by Trump and his allies to unlawfully influence the 2020 election.

Giuliani, a prominent figure in Trump’s attempts to prove widespread election fraud, was subpoenaed because he was “a lead attorney for the Trump Campaign’s legal efforts seeking to influence the results of the November 2020 election in Georgia and elsewhere.”

The subpoena also mentions a video offered by Giuliani in a Georgia state Senate hearing in December 2020 that displayed “suitcases” of illegal ballots being handled by election workers. The video was later debunked by Georgia’s Secretary of State’s office.

The subpoena also notes Giuliani’s “unique knowledge” of communication between himself, Trump, and “unknown individuals involved in the multi-state, coordinated efforts to influence the results of the November 2020 election in Georgia and elsewhere.”

Deason’s and Ellis’s subpoena also mention the now-debunked video, while a subpoena for Graham noted that the South Carolina Senator had made phone calls to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensberger (R) and his staff, questioning them “about reexamining certain absentee ballots cast in Georgia in order to explore the possibility of a more favorable outcome for former President Donald Trump.”

Phone calls to Raffensberger and his staff are also mentioned in Mitchell’s subpoenas, whereas Eastman’s subpoena details the former conservative lawmaker’s involvement in a “fake elector” scheme designed to overturn President Joe Biden’s victory in Georgia. The same scheme is cited in Chesebro’s subpoena.