Lindsey Graham Called In As “Witness”’

( A judge has determined that Senator Lindsey Graham, a Republican from South Carolina, must appear in front of a grand jury to investigate allegations that former President Donald Trump interfered in the 2020 presidential election.

A grand jury in Fulton County, Georgia, issued a subpoena to a Republican from South Carolina last week in connection with two phone calls the South Carolina official placed to the Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger in the immediate aftermath of the election.

According to Reuters, Fulton County Superior Court Judge Robert McBurney ordered Graham appears in court on August 2 to testify about the incident. In the certification that the court submitted on Monday, Graham was called a “necessary and material witness” to the investigation being conducted by the grand jury.

After Joe Biden narrowly won the state of Georgia, Graham placed the calls around the same time as Trump’s iconic and “perfect” phone conversations with the state’s senior law enforcement officer.

Graham’s legal team issued a statement that referred to the subpoena as “politics.”

Graham has been accused of phoning the Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger twice after the election to ask him if there was a method to discard mail-in ballots, which Graham has referred to as a “stupid” assertion. Graham has also labeled the claim “nonsense.”

In response to the subpoena, his attorneys stated, “Fulton County is engaged in a fishing expedition and working in collaboration with the Jan. 6 Committee in Washington.”

Any material gleaned from an interview or deposition with Senator Graham would be promptly passed on to the January 6 Committee.

Graham’s attorneys claimed that because his calls with Raffensperger had to do with his duties as the Senate Judiciary Committee’s chairman at the time, they were outside the “legislative sphere.”

Long before the 2020 election, Graham’s attorneys noted that Senator Graham had been worried about election security and ensuring that absentee voting methods were secure.

The attorneys argued that Graham did not immerse himself into Georgia’s democratic process and never intended to change the outcome of any election.

Graham’s attorneys said the talk was about absentee ballots and Georgia’s processes.”

According to the subpoena, Graham must be accessible for testimony from August 2 through August 31. His lawyers contended that because it would conflict with his duties as a senator, he could not be accessible for that long. They claimed he has “sovereign immunity” from testifying because of his position as a senator.