Fulton County election interference probe seeks testimony from Gingrich and Flynn
As part of the investigation on whether former President Donald Trump and his allies tried to illegally interfere in the 2020 Presidential election, Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis filed petitions on Friday to compel testimony from former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich and former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, among others.
The petition for Gingrich’s testimony uses his involvement in the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. capital, as well as pushing false claims about fraud and attending meetings designed to overturn the November 2020 election. The petition seeking Flynn’s testimony cites his discussions with Trump concerning efforts to influence the election results, which included topics such as invoking martial law and seizing voting machines.
Fulton County Superior Court Judge Robert McBurney certified that the subject of each petition is a “necessary and material” witness.
These potential witnesses would testify after the election in November before a special grand jury. In Georgia, special grand juries can subpoena witnesses and the target of the investigation for questioning.