A special purpose grand jury has recommended an Atlanta-area prosecutor seek indictments as part of her investigation into former President Donald Trump’s attempts to surreptitiously fake Georgia ballot results to steal the 2020 election.
The highly redacted report doesn’t say whether Trump himself should be indicted, but jurors do want their local prosecutor to punish witnesses who lied about what happened.
“A majority of the grand jury believes that perjury may have been committed by one or more witnesses testifying before it. The grand jury recommends that the District Attorney seek appropriate indictments for such crimes where the evidence is compelling,” says the report, which was only partially released on Thursday morning.
Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis convened this unique grand jury last year as a preliminary step in exploring how Trump and his Republican associates sought to undermine the state’s election. The group did not have the authority to indict anyone, but it was tasked with producing a report outlining a path forward for prosecutors.
The DA may choose to put together a more traditional grand jury, which will have the power to potentially indict the former American president, his advisers who lied to Georgia legislators, and MAGA loyalists who banded together to become fake electors in a scheme to stop Congress from certifying President Joe Biden’s victory.
[This is a breaking story and will be updated as more information becomes available.]