A Georgia special grand jury has recommended indictments for many others with ties to former President Donald Trump, Politico reported. The findings, unsealed Friday, list South Carolina GOP Sen. Lindsay Graham among them.
The special grand jury concluded in December, but its findings have only now been released. The 21 jurors interviewed 75 witnesses and compiled evidence about possible interference in the 2020 presidential election.
Another grand jury empaneled by Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis ended with indictments for 18 others besides the former president, including John Eastman and former personal attorney Rudy Giuliani. It also indicted Trump, adding a fourth criminal trial to his legal woes in the process.
Now, the special grand jury's findings indicate that they were ready to indict even more people over a "national effort to overturn the 2020 election." It recommended indictments for Graham, former national security adviser Michael Flynn, Trump adviser adviser Boris Epshteyn, attorney Cleta Mitchell, and former Georgia senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler.
Graham has maintained his innocence, telling reporters that "to suggest I’m part of some grand scheme to overturn the election makes no sense given my actions." The South Carolina Republican also pointed out that he voted to certify President Joe Biden's victory on Jan. 6, 2021.
"I did my job," Graham said. "The day that that becomes criminalized is very bad for the country," he added.
The senator said that the case is "over for me," but believes that criminal prosecutions over political quarrels set a dangerous precedent. He was careful to underscore the fact that he didn't engage in any activity that can be construed as interference.
"I never suggested anybody set aside the election," Graham said. "I never said, 'Go find votes.'"
Flynn's attorney similarly defended his client against the claims made against him in Georgia. "Today’s report reveals even more corruption by a politically-motivated prosecutor with one goal: to take down President Trump and his associates, and interfere in the 2024 election," Jesse Binnall said in a statement.
"This baseless witch hunt isn’t based on the facts, or the law, or reality," the attorney added. Trump, who was charged in Georgia with several offenses, including a violation Georgia RICO Act, has similarly deemed the effort by Willis a political crusade, Fox News reported.
Last month, Fulton County officials booked the former president over charges Willis fudged because Trump disputed the 2020 election results. "This should not have ever happened," Trump said at the time.
"If you challenge an election — you should be able to challenge an election. I thought the election was a rigged election, a stolen election," the former president continued.
"I should have every right to do that. As you know, you have many people that you’ve been watching over the years do the same thing — whether it is Hillary Clinton, or Stacey Abrams, many others," he added. Abrams lost the gubernatorial race in Georgia but to this day disputes the outcome.
What's happening in Georgia is a grave miscarriage of justice for the purpose of interfering with an election. Trump is poised to win the GOP nomination for the 2024 presidential election, and the left is doing all it can to make sure he doesn't get the chance to win.