U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham testified Tuesday before a special grand jury that's investigating whether President Donald Trump and others illegally meddled in the 2020 election in Georgia.
The South Carolina Republican’s appearance before the panel came after a drawn-out legal fight that went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court as Graham tried to avoid testifying.
He had argued that his position as a senator shielded him from questioning . The courts rejected his assertion but did rule that prosecutors and grand jurors could not ask him about protected legislative activity.
Graham’s office said in a statement that he spent just over two hours with the special grand jury and “answered all questions.” “The senator feels he was treated with respect, professionalism and courtesy,” the statement said.Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis launched the investigation early last year.
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