(RightIsRight.co) – A special grand jury in Georgia has found no evidence supporting former President Donald Trump’s claims that the 2020 election was stolen from him but did believe some of the witnesses in the probe lied under oath.
The findings of the special panel were revealed in parts of its final report, which was released on Thursday, The New York Post reported.
The Georgia grand jury interviewed 75 witnesses to probe Trump’s election fraud claims.
It said it had reviewed “extensive testimony of the alleged election fraud from poll workers, investigators, technical experts and State of Georgia employees and officials, as well as from persons still claiming that such fraud took place.”
The report emphasized the conclusion that at least some of the witnesses lied under oath in favor of the election fraud claims.
“A majority of the grand jury believes that perjury may have been committed by one or more witnesses testifying before it,” the grand jurors wrote in the document, dated December 15, 2022.
“The grand jury recommends that the district attorney seek appropriate indictments for such crimes where the evidence is compelling,” the report added.
At the same time, the document does not mention the identities of any witnesses who may have committed perjuring.
The 26 jurors decided unanimously that there was no evidence to support Donald Trump’s allegations that widespread voting irregularities led him to lose Georgia’s 16 electoral voters.
The partial release of the Georgia grand jury report was ordered on Monday by Fulton County Superior Court Judge Robert McBurney. Prosecutors had urged him not to allow the release of any parts of the report before they could decide on potential charges.
Meanwhile, a group of media organizations had been insisting on the release of the full report immediately.
However, the judge decided that it wouldn’t be appropriate to make public the full report at the present stage because that could violate the rights of the individuals against whom the grand jury may recommend charges.
Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis requested the special grand jury. However, it didn’t have the power to issue indictments and could only make recommendations for Willis.
Instead, its report contains recommendations for Willis, who will ultimately decide whether to seek one or more indictments from a regular grand jury.
The partial release comes after Atlanta’s chief prosecutor conducted a six-month probe into whether the former president and his allies conspired to overturn the 2020 election results in January 2021.
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