Georgia Governor Brian Kemp subpoenaed to testify in Fulton County Trump probe

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Georgia Governor Brian Kemp (R) will submit a sworn statement to the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office next month for an investigation into former President Trump’s alleged efforts to void the 2020 election.

Why is this important: Kemp is the highest-ranking Georgia official to be subpoenaed to testify before the district attorney’s special grand jury handling the case. Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger and Attorney General Chris Carr have already appeared.

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Driving the news: Fulton County Special Prosecutor Nathan Wade wrote that the office agreed to accept recorded testimony on July 25 “to accommodate the governor and his schedule,” according to a document obtained by TUSEN and reported for the first time. times by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Thursday.

  • The office seeks access to a long list of documents, including call logs, emails and correspondence with the former president or his allies, as well as any information that “explains what former President Trump thought. or did or those who worked in his name”. ”
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Catch up fast: Atlanta District Attorney Fani Willis is investigating possible criminal charges against Trump and his allies over allegations he tried to nullify the 2020 presidential election for nearly a year and a half .

The big picture: After refusing pressure from Trump to call a special legislative session regarding the election, Kemp has become one of the former president’s top political targets.

  • Trump campaigned for Kemp’s opponent, former Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga.), but Kemp defeated his challenger with more than 70% of the vote in a primary in May.
  • Kemp’s spokesperson declined to comment on the matter beyond confirming receipt of the subpoena.
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