Wooten said the investigation had five areas of interest in seeking her testimony
: 捜査官’ belief that she was involved in planning hearings before Georgia lawmakers where Trump allies pushed claims of mass election fraud
; legal memos Ellis authored advising that then-Vice President Mike Pence could disrupt the certification of President Joe Biden’s win
; her social media posts promoting election fraud claims
; her participation in media interviews where she made those allegations
; and any
” she would have about how Trump’s associates were coordinating
Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis is leading the special grand jury investigation, where among the crimes being probed are solicitation of election fraud, conspiracy and making false statements to state and local government bodies.
Democratic Georgia lawmakers have recounted to CNN testimony they’ve given before the grand jury focused on the hearings that Trump’s team participated in before the legislature
. At Tuesday’s hearing in the Ellis subpoena dispute
, Wooten said that the grand jury was interested in her testimony as it related to the hearings that were held before a George Senate subcommittee on December
3 と12月 30, 2020, as well as a virtual proceeding on December
10 before a Georgia House committee
Michael Melito, an attorney for Ellis, pushed Wooten on what evidence he had that Ellis played a role in organizing those proceedings. Wooten noted that she was present for at least one of them, though he acknowledged that she did not testify at any of them. Wooten also pointed out that Ellis testified in a similar legislative proceeding in Colorado, where election fraud allegations like those made in Georgia hearings were pushed.
Ellis appeared virtually at the hearing, but she did not testify. She had obtained permission from the court to not attend in person, telling the judge in a court filing that she had travel planned in Missouri, Pennsylvania and Washington, DC, 今週.
Lammons, as he explained why he had concluded that the grand jury testimony did not pose an undue burden on Ellis, noted that her travels on the East Coast put her closer to Georgia than if she had been traveling from Colorado.
This story has been updated with additional developments Tuesday.