Parts of Trump Grand Jury Report Come To Light

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( – On February 13, Georgian Fulton County Superior Court Judge Robert McBurney ruled that a redacted version of the grand jury’s report on Trump’s attempts to interfere with the 2020 presidential election in the state would be made publicly available.

McBurney, who oversaw the grand jury’s work, has said that the full grand jury report would not be made public, as it also includes charging recommendations. However, three different portions were released to the public on Thursday, February 16.

McBurney’s decision aligns with Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis’ (D) argument that the charging decisions he is to make soon could be challenged or affected by the release of the entire report. Willis has also argued that the entire release could also cause problems for future defendants in the case as they try to get a fair trial.

The Jurors who had been responsible for crafting the report previously argued that it should be made available to the public.

In his eight-page decision, McBurney said because the report was entirely one-sided, and potential future defendants were not given the chance to provide evidence outside of the investigation, it resulted in “very limited due process in this process” for individuals who might be charged down the road.

The sections released to the public include the introduction, the conclusion, and one section which discusses the jurors’ concerns that some witnesses might have lied under oath. The witnesses are not identified in that section of the report. The jury also voted unanimously that there was no “widespread fraud” in Georgia during the 2020 presidential race.

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