WASHINGTON – The Court of Appeals ruled on hold the scheduled testimony of Senator Lindsey Graham for Tuesday before grand jury in Georgia investigates attempts to overthrow Donald Trump former presidential defeat in the 2020 election, with the case goes back to the lower court for different look.
federal judge on Monday rejected Graham’s offer. challenge subpoena to testify before grand jury. Graham, RS.C, argued that his position as a U.S. senator gave him immunity from having to appear before the investigating authorities. panel.
Sunday Order of the 11th U.S. District Court in Atlanta of Appeals come like temporary respite for Graham who otherwise you would have to testify on Tuesday.
Testimony of Graham, close associate of Trump could spill even more light on Trump’s coordinated efforts team cancel 2020 results.
The Court of Appeal gave Graham new chance to challenge agenda based on protection for legislators under the “Speech or Debate” clause of the US Constitution. This provision can protect legislators from being forced to debate legislative activity.
“The District Court should expedite the briefing of the parties in in such a way as he deems appropriate,” the Sunday order reads.
grand the jury wants to question Graham about at least two phone calls he made Secretary in Georgia of The fortune of Brad Raffensperger and his staff in weeks after the November 2020 presidential election, in which Graham explored the possibility of re-examination of the missing ballots in accordance with prosecutors.
Investigation in Georgia one among several legal troubles faced through former president whose Florida home was searched by federal agents this month and whose role in January 6, 2021 attack on The Capitol is being investigated separately by Congress panel.
Trump Falsely Claimed Rampant Electoral Fraud caused his loss in Georgia, the battleground state where President Joe Biden’s victory helped him advance to the White House.
special grand jury in Fulton County, Georgia is holding criminal investigation of alleged wrongdoing. Trump has been recorded in a January 2, 2021, tel. call pressure on the supreme state official “find” enough votes undo his loss to Biden in state. He denied any wrongdoing.
grand the jury was also subpoenaed members of Trump former law team. Rudy Giuliani, Trump’s former personal lawyer, testified before the trial. special grand jury in Atlanta on Wednesday.