Supreme Court Rules That Lindsey Graham Must Testify in Georgia Inquiry
The Supreme Court refused to block a Georgia grand jury subpoena seeking testimony from Senator Lindsey Graham, Republican of South Carolina, about his activities in the aftermath of the 2020 presidential election as part of its probe into conspiracy to overturn the election.
The Supreme Court’s order means that Graham must testify in the probe, though Graham remains free to object to questions that may criminally implicate him, in accordance with the constitutional safeguards for lawmakers.
Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis obtained a subpoena for Graham’s testimony in July 2022, before her attempt to investigate became ensnared in legal maneuvers.
Willis wants to investigate two phone calls Graham made in the weeks after the 2020 election to Georgia’s Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (R) and members of his staff, as well as any possibly related coordination that may have occurred between Graham and the Trump campaign.
Raffensperger has said Graham suggested that Georgia could invalidate large numbers of mail-in ballots from certain areas. Graham has denied the assertion.