Trump tries to quash special grand jury report on election

Donald Trump and Fulton County DA Fani Willis (Photo of Trump via Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images/ Photo of Willis via screenshot of video on DA’s website)

Former President Donald Trump’s legal team asked a judge in Georgia to quash a special grand jury report that could recommend charging him with 2020 election-related crimes.

They also want to suppress all evidence that they claim to have been “unconstitutionally derived” from it and disqualify the top prosecutor who led it: Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis (D).

“As it relates to this investigation, Fulton County, Georgia has become a topic of conversation across the United States and internationally,” Trump’s Atlanta-based attorneys Drew Findling, Jennifer Little, and Marissa Goldberg wrote in the conclusion of their 51-page motion to quash.

Submitted with more than 400 pages of exhibits, the attorneys challenge Georgia statutes authorizing the use of special purpose grand juries, which investigate criminal matters and recommend charges but cannot issue indictments.

Separate grand juries, however, can rely upon their evidence to issue indictments.

Trump also accused District Attorney Willis as a “biased prosecutor with a personal interest,” citing social media activity that has caused trouble before for the elected Democratic prosecutor.

“The whole world has watched the process of the [special purpose grand jury] unfolded and what they have witnessed was a process that was confusing, flawed and, at-times, blatantly unconstitutional,” Trump’s lawyers allege. “Given the scrutiny and the gravity of the investigation and those individuals involved — namely, the movant President Donald J. Trump, this process should have been handled correctly, fairly, and with deference to the law and the highest ethical standards.”

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