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Graham’s request to delay testimony in Trump probe was denied by the judge

After federal judge in Georgia denied Sen. Lindsey Graham’s effort to delay his testimony before the Fulton County grand jury, the Senator has been subpoenaed by law enforcement.

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Sen. Lindsey Graham had his request to postpone his testimony to the Fulton County grand jury investigating former President Trump’s effort to overturn the election in Georgia denied by a federal judge in Georgia.

“In light of the current situation, any further delay in Senator Graham’s testimony would significantly lengthen the time it takes to complete the grand jury’s investigation. Therefore, the Court concludes that granting a stay would almost certainly result in material injury to the grand jury and its investigation, and it should not be done. Thus, this evidence militates against Senator Graham and supports the grand jury’s case, “Friday, Judge Leigh Martin May wrote.

The next scheduled day for Graham to testify is Tuesday, but this could be delayed again if a motion to stay is granted. He had formally requested that the judge dismiss the subpoena against him.

A criminal investigation into Trump’s attempts to overturn Georgia’s election results is underway, and the Fulton County district attorney subpoenaed Graham last month.

When Trump called Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger in February 2021 and begged him to “find 11,780 votes,” the exact number Trump needed to win Georgia, Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis officially launched the investigation.

This article was written in part by Olivia Rubin.