A grand jury will gather in Fulton County, Georgia, this week and it is likely to grab headlines. After a Democratic DA in Manhattan and a Democratic-run Department of Justice have indicted former President Donald Trump on criminal charges ranging from business bookkeeping to election fraud, a Democrat in the Peach State is likely to add a fourth indictment to the list for Trump.
It seems that more than a dozen of his allies are expected to be charged, too via Western Journal.
CNN reported that the former Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan, a Republican, and independent journalist George Chidi have been called to testify as grand jury witnesses.
CNN noted the appearances are a sign that Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis — a Democrat — “is moving forward with a grand jury presentation where she’s expected to seek charges against more than a dozen people stemming from her investigation into the efforts to overturn the 2020 election.”
While a grand jury presentation is a purely one-sided affair, where grand jurors hear only the prosecution present its case — the old “ham sandwich” adage applies — Willis isn’t taking any chances, judging by the witnesses CNN identified.
Duncan has labeled Trump’s post-2020 election activities in Georgia “dangerous and pathetic,” as per the liberal website HuffPost.
And Chidi’s billing as an “independent journalist” is belied by his account on X, the social media platform formerly known as Twitter, where his bent toward the political left is clear. Check out the exchange with former Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler, who lost to radical Democrat Raphael Warnock in a 2021 Senate runoff:
Meet George Chidi – an activist reporter testifying in the Fulton County grand jury probe.
This is the type of witness that DA Fani Willis is using to deliver “justice” in the show trial against President Trump.
Vile. And sad. pic.twitter.com/UWc2ll7JfZ
— Kelly Loeffler (@KLoeffler) August 8, 2023
Willis has also subpoenaed former state Sen. Jen Jordan, an outspoken abortion supporter who decided to run for political office because she was “deeply disturbed” by Trump’s election in 2016, according to a February 2020 profile in Atlanta magazine.
CNN further reported on Sunday that Willis’ prosecution team are trying to link Trump and his supporters to a breach in the election system of Coffee County, Georgia, an overwhelmingly Republican area about 200 miles southeast of the Fulton County seat of Atlanta.