In an ongoing investigation surrounding former President Donald Trump, former lieutenant governor of Georgia, Geoff Duncan, has been called to provide testimony in front of a Fulton County grand jury. The investigation focuses on events surrounding the 2020 election and attempts by Trump and his supporters to overturn the election results in Georgia.
Duncan has expressed his willingness to cooperate and has confirmed his upcoming appearance before the grand jury. In a tweet, he mentioned that he looks forward to answering questions regarding the 2020 election. He also emphasized that Republicans should not mistake honesty for weakness.
Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis is leading the investigation into potential violations committed by Trump and his associates at the state level. One particular aspect receiving attention is a phone call made by Trump to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, where he urged Raffensperger to find votes to secure victory. Trump has consistently defended the call as “perfect.”
The ongoing legal developments suggest the possibility of a state-level indictment against the former president. Trump has claimed that the charges against him are politically motivated, with Willis intending to use them to further her own political ambitions.
Willis had previously stated her plans to announce charging decisions before September 1, coinciding with heightened security around the courthouse. If an indictment occurs, it would mark the fourth instance of criminal charges against Trump, who is still a prominent candidate for the Republican presidential nomination in 2024.
Trump’s legal battles have affected his public image and popularity. He has dismissed the federal indictments as baseless and even suggested that they strangely contribute to his appeal in future elections. With a touch of humor, Trump remarked that “one more indictment and I think this election’s over.”