The Georgia grand jury known as for indictments within the Trump investigation, the report stated
The exterior of the Fulton County Lewis R. Slaton Courthouse, which houses the Fulton County District Attorney’s office, in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S., February 16, 2023.
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The forewoman of the Georgia grand jury investigating former President Donald Trump and allies for election interference in the 2020 presidential race said jurors recommended a prosecutor indict multiple people on a range of crimes, according to a new report Tuesday.
The foreman, Emily Kohrs, was shy when asked if the grand jury urged in its final report to indict Trump himself in connection with his efforts to overturn his Georgia election loss, the New York Times reported.
“You won’t be shocked. It’s not rocket science,” Kohrs said in the report in response to a question about the charges against Trump.
“You won’t be too surprised,” added Kohrs, who did not immediately respond to a request for comment from CNBC.
Kohrs told the newspaper the number of people the grand jury recommended for indictment was “not a short list.” But she would not identify them.
“I’ll tell you if the judge releases the recommendations, it won’t be a big plot twist,” she told the Times. “You probably have a pretty good idea of what might be on it. I try very hard to say it carefully.”
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The names of those recommended for criminal charges and the counts of charges recommended in the grand jury’s final report remain sealed pending court order.
Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis has yet to announce whether she will charge anyone in the investigation.
But part of the grand jury report released last week found that the jury had concluded that “one or more witnesses” may have lied under oath when testifying before the panel last year. The grand jury recommended that Willis face perjury charges in those cases.
“I fully stand by our report as our decision and our conclusion,” Kohrs said in an interview with The Associated Press.
Willis has been investigating Trump, his campaign attorneys and others since early 2021 over their attempts to reverse his loss to President Joe Biden in Georgia.
Trump has denied any wrongdoing.
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