“Trump Asks Georgia’s Highest Court to Block Election-Interference Investigation”


Former President Donald Trump has asked Georgia’s highest court to effectively shut down the criminal investigation into efforts to overturn his November 2020 election defeat in the state, saying his rights were violated by the district attorney handling the probe and the judge who oversaw the process.

The petition, filed on Thursday at the Georgia Supreme Court and made public Friday, seeks to block Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis from further investigating Trump and to prohibit her from using a report from an investigative grand jury that recommended unknown individuals face criminal charges.

Trump’s motion comes weeks before Willis, a Democrat, is expected to announce criminal charges in the long-running investigation. Regular grand juries were being seated this week, setting the stage for jurors to hear evidence soon.

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