Georgia Trump probe's sealed potential indictments aren't 'rocket science,' says forewoman

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The forewoman of the Fulton County, Georgia, special grand jury tasked with investigating former President Donald Trump's efforts to subvert his 2020 presidential election loss in the state confirmed that she and her colleagues had recommended multiple people for criminal indictments, telling The New York Times that it's "not a short list."

Forewoman Emily Kohrs' acknowledgment that the jury empaneled nearly a year ago had put forward a number of names for potential indictment comes on the heels of a heavily redacted report released last week by supervising Superior Court Judge Robert McBurney. That report did not enumerate who might be charged with what, but did state that a "majority" of jurors believed that multiple witnesses had perjured themselves during their testimony to the panel. It also affirmed that jurors found "no widespread fraud took place in the Georgia 2020 presidential election that could result in overturning that election" — Trump's purported basis for pressuring officials to declare him the victor. Among those efforts was a now-infamous phone call between the then-president and Georgia's Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, in which Trump urged Raffensperger "to find 11,780 votes" in his favor.

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Rafi Schwartz, The Week US

Rafi Schwartz has worked as a politics writer at The Week since 2022, where he covers elections, Congress and the White House. He was previously a contributing writer with Mic focusing largely on politics, a senior writer with Splinter News, a staff writer for Fusion's news lab, and the managing editor of Heeb Magazine, a Jewish life and culture publication. Rafi's work has appeared in Rolling Stone, GOOD and The Forward, among others.