Georgia Prosecutor Seeks Trump Supporters to Testify
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani says he could not fly to Atlanta for court-ordered testimony before a grand jury investigates Donald Trump, so he'd prefer to get to Atlanta another way. Good, the judge suggested on Tuesday.
Giuliani ordered to appear and to appear before a special grand jury in Fulton County investigating Trump's efforts to overturn the election on Tuesday. to postpone his appearance on Monday.
Fulton County Judge Robert McBurney, who is overseeing a special grand jury, will hold a hearing on the request on Tuesday, giving Giuliani 8 He was ordered to appear for a grand jury testimony on March 17.
"According to the very limited information I have received from doctors at a very luxurious hospital, air travel is compatible with Mr. Giuliani's current condition. Don't do it on an airplane. That's plenty of time to travel — a 13 hour drive," McBurney said at the hearing.
Giuliani was one of Trump's closest advisers as he tried to fight a losing campaign in the 2020 presidential election. Trump's job included appearing in the Georgia Senate in December 2020, where he made baseless allegations of fraud and misconduct among state officials.
Prior to Tuesday's hearing, Giuliani's attorney and district attorney Fani Willis were fighting over claims that he was unable to travel due to his health. But McBurney made it clear from the beginning of Tuesday's hearing that he intended to have Giuliani appear in Atlanta. '' said McBurney, referring to the football legend who famously avoided flying. "So one of the things we have to explore is whether Giuliani can get here by train, bus or Uber without risking his recovery and health.105} A special grand jury was strengthened at Willis' request in January. It stems from a phone call between Trump and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger where Trump said: Find 11,780 votes. It's one vote more, because we won the state."
Raffensperger noted that since May, dozens of state officials have receivedsubpoenas. and one of Trump's associates.
Giuliani stated in court documents investigations.
"The inquiry, for which I have not yet received an answer, is a question of how the attorney will deal with my client on this matter." That will determine how things go," said Giuliani's attorney, William Thomas.
Graham Cates is an investigative reporter. CBS News Digital's Criminal Justice, Privacy Matters and Information Security. He is KatesG@cbsnews.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
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