Former U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign stop to unveil his leadership team, at the South Carolina State House in Columbia, South Carolina, U.S., January 28, 2023.
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A Georgia special grand jury concluded that one or more witnesses in a probe into possible election meddling by former President Donald Trump may have lied under oath, and recommended a prosecutor pursue criminal indictments in those cases.
The grand jury also said in its report that it found no significant fraud in Georgia’s 2020 presidential election, which was won by President Joe Biden.
The sections of the report expected to reveal whether the grand jurors believed that Trump or his allies criminally interfered in Georgia’s election — and if there should be any indictments for that conduct — remain under seal.
Trump and his allies, who are under criminal investigation in the case, had lobbied Georgia election officials and others after Election Day in 2020 to reverse Biden’s victory.
The grand jury’s conclusions were contained in the portion of its final report that were unsealed Thursday by a judge in Fulton County.
In the unsealed sections, the grand jury said it received evidence involving more than 75 witnesses, most of which was delivered in person and under oath.
“A majority of the Grand Jury believes that perjury may have been committed by one or more witnesses testifying before it,” said the report.
“The Grand Jury recommends that the District Attorney seek appropriate indictments for such crimes where the evidence is compelling,” the report said.
The grand jury voted unanimously in concluding that “no widespread fraud took place in the Georgia 2020 presidential election that could result in overturning that election,” according to the report.
An attorney representing Trump in the probe did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the just-released excerpts.
Fulton County Superior Court Robert McBurney approved the disclosure of three portions of the final report because they don’t identify any witnesses.
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