Trump’s national security adviser forced to testify

Trump’s national security adviser forced to testify

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On Thursday, December 8, 2022, Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn (retired), former national security adviser to President Trump, testified before a special Georgia grand jury about possible unlawful interference by the Trump campaign in the 2020 state elections.

Flynn’s testimony was constrained after an appeals court denied his request to suspend his appearance in court.

Former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn.  |  Patrick Semansky/AP Photo

Former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn. | Patrick Semansky/AP Photo

Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis issued a subpoena for Flynn in connection with statements he made in December 2020, after President Trump lost his re-election bid. In an interview, Flynn said Trump could “take military capabilities” and “essentially jump-start an election” in swing states. Flynn was also present at a Dec. 18, 2020 meeting at the White House with Trump attorney Sydeny Powell during which it was reported that a number of tactics to void the election were discussed. , including the invocation of martial law.

In 2017, Flynn twice pleaded guilty to felony charges for making false statements to the FBI as part of Robert Muller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. pardoned by President Trump.

Flynn is the latest in a string of high-profile figures who were forced to testify before the Fulton County Special Grand Jury after lengthy court proceedings. Senator Lindsay Graham took his case all the way to the Supreme Court before being forced to testify the week of Thanksgiving. The grand jury also questioned President Trump’s former personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani.

Willis has yet to reveal whether she would seek testimony from the former president. She is expected to conclude special grand jury proceedings before the end of the year, when recommendations will be made to the district attorney on whether or not indictments should be sought.