Two grand juries in Fulton County Georgia will likely soon be asked to consider issuing subpoenas in the investigation into possible election interference by former President Donald Trump, the county’s district attorney said.
The Daily Beast reported that two grand juries were now working in Fulton County, and that they would soon be asked to issue subpoenas in the Trump case demanding documents and recordings.
Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis said she believed the subpoenas were on their way.
“I suspect that’s in the very near future,” she told The Daily Beast.
The investigation stems from an early January phone call in which Trump attempted to pressure Georgia’s top election official into changing the results of the 2020 presidential election in the state.
“I just want to find 11,780 votes, which is one more than we have,” Trump told Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger in a recorded Jan. 2 phone call. “Because we won the state.”
Separately in the same call, Trump issued a vague threat, stating that Raffensperger and his office’s general counsel Ryan Germany would be breaking the law if they didn’t pursue the matter.
“That’s a criminal offense,” Trump said. “And you can’t let that happen. That’s a big risk to you and to Ryan, your lawyer.”
Willis’ office reportedly wrote to Georgia officials last month telling them to preserve documents related to the phone call as part of a criminal investigation. The probe is one of a number of investigations and lawsuits Trump still faces after leaving the White House.
CNN reported earlier this month that two grand juries were set to convene in Fulton County, and that the investigation into possible election interference from Trump was likely to rely on subpoenas for records and interviews, rather than voluntary cooperation.