Wednesday, October 4

The Fulton County grand jury will hear testimony from Geoff Duncan, a former Georgia lieutenant governor, in the 2020 election probe on Tuesday.

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At least two witnesses have been notified by an Atlanta-area prosecutor to appear before a grand jury next week, signifying the most significant indication of her intention to seek indictments in the investigation into how Donald Trump and others attempted to overturn the 2020 election in Georgia.

On Saturday, Geoff Duncan, a Republican and former Georgia Lt. Gov, informed CNN that he would be present at upcoming grand jury hearings in Fulton County to testify against Trump and his allies. Meanwhile, George Chidi, an independent journalist, also claimed that she was instructed to appear before the grand juries on Tuesday.

Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis is set to make a grand jury appearance next week, where she will be seeking charges against more than twelve individuals associated with her inquiry into the attempts to overturn the 2020 election.

Trump could be facing his fourth indictment as the Fulton County investigation continues, pushing the GOP frontrunner further into uncharted legal waters. The former president has been a major contributor to the Republican primary for months, using his legal troubles as slurs and often including them in his fundraising efforts.

Duncan, a CNN contributor, informed CNN’s Fredricka Whitfield on Saturday that he had been informed to appear at the Fulton County grand jury on Tuesday morning and would be present to help with the recounting of the facts.

“I have no expectations regarding the questions, and I’ll provide answers whenever they are presented,” Duncan declared.

Willis, a Democrat who was elected, has been accused of conspiracy and racketeering in her investigation, which would enable her to bring charges against multiple defendants. The extensive criminal investigation has focused on allegations of pressure from state election officials, the plot to present false electors, and rigging of voting systems in rural Coffee County, Georgia.

On Saturday, Willis’ representative refused to provide a statement.

The charges are expected to be the culmination of a nearly three-year investigation that Willis began in early 2021, shortly after Trump called Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger and urged the Republican to find the votes necessary for Trump to win the state.

During a campaign event earlier this week, Trump maintained that it was merely ‘a perfect phone call’.

Following the federal charges brought against Trump by special counsel Jack Smith in his attempt to overturn the 2020 election, as well as the indictment of Trump for mishandling classified documents at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida and New York state criminal charges related to falsified business records, Trump denies all allegations.

Duncan, Chidi, and former Georgia state Sen. Jen Jordan are among the witnesses Willis has subpoenaed to testify before a special grand jury investigating the Trump case.

Special purpose grand juries, which possess extensive investigative powers, are not authorized to issue indictments under Georgia law. When subpoenaed witnesses testify before the regular grand jury, these grand Jurors will only hear their testimony for a limited purpose: to either accept or reject indicted charges.

Willis has been evaluating potential racketeering charges in the Trump case as her investigation has grown. The district attorney has used RICO, an unorthodox method, to prosecute teachers and musicians in Atlanta.

This story has been amended.

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