How will this all end?
According to a new report by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution anonymously interviewed five of the 23 jurors in the case, the Georgia grand jury had heard a phone communication between Trump and a top state lawmaker relating to the case of Trump’s attempts to overturn the 2020 presidential election.
The jurors interviewed noted that they had heard a phone conversation between Trump and Georgia House Speaker David Ralston as part of the probe. However, they refrained from providing any details about the call. The jurors only admitted that it appears through the recording that Trump had asked Ralston to convene a special session of the state legislature so that the election results in Georgia could be overturned. However, Ralston passed away in November which meant that the special session was never held.
One of the jurors stated that the phone call exhibited what an “amazing politician” Ralston was. As they noted he essentially stopped the president from talking and had just told him that he would do “everything in my power that I think is appropriate.”
The audio recording is the third recording of communication between Trump and Georgia officials and it has been revealed to be a part of Trump’s attempts to pressure the state into changing the 2020 presidential election.
The investigation was originally opened in early 2021 after it became known that Trump during a phone call had called for Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to “find” the approximately 11,000 votes that would help Trump be the winner of the state.