Georgia GOP chair appears before Atlanta-area grand jury in election probe

华盛顿州 Georgia Republican Party Chairman David Shafer has appeared in front of a special grand jury in Atlanta investigating efforts by 唐纳德·特朗普 and his allies to overturn the 2020 election in the state, a source with knowledge of the investigation confirmed to CNN.

Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis sent a target letter to Shafer earlier this month, warning him that he may be indicted as part of her wide-ranging investigation. Shafer is one of the 16 “假选民” who participated in a plan to subvert the Electoral College and are now targets of Willisongoing criminal investigation.
至少 11 的 16 people who signed the fake certificates supporting Trump 在十二月 14, 2020, were scheduled to appear in front of the grand jury this week, it was revealed at a hearing in Superior Court of Fulton County last week.
    Shafer also has faced inquiries from federal investigators and the 众议院特别委员会 investigating the January 6, 2021, 袭击美国国会大厦.
      二月里, Shafer told the House committee that the fake electors scheme came at the direction of the Trump campaign after the then-President lost the state’s vote.
          Shafer’s attorney did not immediately respond to CNN’s request for comment.
          威利斯’ broad investigation has sought evidence on potential crimes, including solicitation of election fraud, making false statements to state and local government bodies, conspiracy and racketeering.