Trump allegedly believed ALIENS descended and stole 2020 election ballots, Lindsey Graham tells Georgia grand jury investigating his attempt to void election
- Juror says Graham made statement to grand jury
- Investigation began after Trump asked state election official to ‘find’ 11,780 votes
Former President Donald Trump was so willing to accept allegations of voter fraud that he would have believed interstellar explanations, his ally Senator Lindsey Graham told a grand jury.
Graham made the statement to a special grand jury investigating the effort to nullify the election by Trump and his key allies in the state, which opted for Joe Biden in 2020.
‘He said during that time, if anyone had told Trump that aliens had come down and stolen Trump’s ballots, Trump would have believed him,’ Graham said, according to a grand juror who swore. is interviewed with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
The news came a day a lawyer for porn star Stormy Daniels said she had met with prosecutors in a separate case in Manhattan, where Trump was being investigated over a ‘silent’ payment plan. of $130,000.
Senator Lindsey Graham (RS.C.) reportedly told a Georgia grand jury that Donald Trump believed an allegation of voter fraud involving aliens
Graham, who was a staunch ally of Trump in the Senate, made the statement following a lengthy court battle over whether he himself should appear, after making phone calls to Georgia election officials amid overturning effort. Graham’s attorneys invoked the Constitution’s “Speech and Debate” clause to protect him from testifying, but the Supreme Court upheld a subpoena from a lower court, with limitations.
The newspaper’s look at the grand jury also revealed that two jurors said up to 10 people invoked their Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination and refused to answer questions.
The jury foreman said former Trump national security adviser Mike Flynn, Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani and former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows all declined to answer some or all of the questions. most questions from prosecutors.
Fulton County DA Fani Willis began the survey in 2021 following news of Trump’s recorded call to Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger where Trump asked him to “find” 11,780 votes.
The news broke on a day when Trump’s lawyer said he could be charged in New York
Fulton County Georgia District Attorney Fani Willis began his investigation after a leaked phone call from Trump to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger
Trump had made a series of voter fraud claims related to mass fraud, unsecured ballot boxes, movement of ballot boxes inside voting centers, claims of unsecured mail votes and drop boxes, while that some of his key allies he was in contact with after the 2020 election expressed conspiracy theories about election software.
Graham chaired the Senate Judiciary Committee during Trump’s efforts to void the election.
He had a long history with Trump, having himself sought the Republican presidential nomination (Trump once read his cell phone number out loud at a campaign rally).
Graham gave a famous speech in the Senate on Jan. 6 where he said he and Trump had “a hell of a trip.” I hate that it ended like this. Oh, my god, I hate this.
Then he rejected Trump’s calls for Pence to overturn votes certified by the Electoral College.
“So, Mike, Mr. Vice President, hang in there. They said we could count on Mike. We can all count on the vice-president. You are going to do the right thing. You’re going to do the constitutional thing,’ he told Pence.