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Trump’s Georgia Vote Call Leads to Atlanta Grand Jury Request

Donald Trump during a campaign rally in Rome, Georgia, on Nov. 1, 2020.
Donald Trump during a campaign rally in Rome, Georgia, on Nov. 1, 2020.Photographer: Elijah Nouvelage/Bloomberg

The Atlanta prosecutor investigating former President Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn Georgia’s 2020 election results is seeking to convene a special-purpose grand jury to hear evidence in the case.

Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis asked a state judge in a letter Thursday to approve a panel that would start meeting in May. Willis told Christopher Brasher, chief judge of Fulton County Superior Court, that a special-purpose grand jury was necessary because the investigation could go on longer than the term of a normal grand jury.