"This is not a game at all."
July 7, 2022
Inside today’s edition of Swing State Georgia:
A GOP U.S. Senator tries to defy a Georgia subpoena.
Ukrainian soldiers appear in a Herschel Walker ad.
And who is Jon Ossoff texting with in Israel?
We’ve been asked many times by many people whether the special Georgia grand jury investigation into former President Donald Trump is something to take seriously.
Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis answered that question herself Wednesday night in an interview with NBC News.
“I think that people thought that we came into this as some kind of game,” she said. “This is not a game at all. What I am doing is very serious. It’s very important work. And we’re going to do our due diligence and making sure that we look at all aspects of the case.”
She also suggested that additional subpoenas could be on the way for more Trump associates, and she again refused to rule out a subpoena for Trump himself. “We’ll just have to see where the investigation leads us.”
One other bit worth flagging from Willis’ NBC interview: She said that if the investigation is not complete by election season, she plans to temporarily pause activity to avoid being perceived as trying to influence the election.
That means not issuing any subpoenas or indictments beginning when early voting starts in October.
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Attorneys for U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. announced Wednesday that he will go to court to fight a subpoena for his testimony in Georgia’s probe of Donald Trump’s effort to overturn his 2020 election loss.