Since last May, a special jury has been investigating if Donald Trump committed a crime under Georgia's law when he tried to overturn the 2020 election.
The grand jury finished its work in January. Over two weeks later, the portion of the findings will be presented to the public.
Fulton County Superior Court Judge Robert McBurney ordered the limited release on Monday. The Judge expressed concerns the panel had about witnesses lying under oath, among other issues.
The most important question remains: will these portions reveal information that sheds new light on what Trump did in early 2021? Did the special grand jury conclude that the former president committed any crimes?
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In the 2020 elections, Trump lost Georgia to Joe Biden by nearly 12,000 votes.
One of the most damning moments in the 2020 election was the alleged call to Georgia secretary of state Brad Raffensperger. Trump allegedly asked him to overturn the election: "All I want to do is this: I just want to find 11,780 votes, which is one more that we have because we won the state."
Fulton county judge Robert McBurney ordered the release of the three sections because he believes that releasing the full report could potentially damage the entire investigation.
The special jury, with 23 jurors and three alternates, recommended the records be made public.
The reports shall be released on Thursday, but this does not mean there will be a conclusion on the same day.
More likely, the jury already handed their recommendations to Fani Willis, Fulton County District Attorney.
The portions released should give the public an idea about where the jury stands regarding Trump's potential crimes in Georgia.
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In February 2021, Willis said she was investigating other potential crimes. Among them, she claimed, there was solicitation of election fraud, making false statements to government bodies, conspiracy, racketeering, violation of oath of office, and violence or threats related to election administration.
The US House committee investigated the January 6 attacks and made a criminal referral to the justice department. They are also examining Trump's actions after the 2020 election.
Willis also named Rudy Giulian as one of the main targets of her investigation, alongside David Shafer, the chair of the Georgia GOP, and Burt Jones, a Republican state senator in 2020 who is now the state's lieutenant governor.
Georgia law states it is illegal to intentionally ask, command, or get someone to engage in election fraud. This is why Trumps could face numerous legal charges.
The special grand jury saw 75 witnesses. Among them were some well-known names, Brian Kemp, Raffensperger, Giuliani, Graham, and Mark Meadows, Trump's former chief of staff.
While Georgia seems to be a critical state at the moment, it remains unclear whether damaging evidence in other states was or will be found.
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