Court rules Graham must testify - with conditions
A federal appeals court has ruled that U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) must testify before a special grand jury investigating whether then-President Donald Trump and others illegally tried to influence the 2020 election in Georgia.
The ruling by a three-judge panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals paves the way for Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis to bring Graham in for questioning. She wants to ask the South Carolina Republican about phone calls he made to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger in the weeks after the election.
Graham has challenged his subpoena, saying his position as a U.S. senator protected him from having to testify in the state investigation. He could appeal the ruling to the full appellate court.
In their ruling Thursday, the appellate judges ruled that Willis “can ask about non-investigatory conduct that falls within the subpoena’s scope” but “may not ask about any investigatory conduct.