Donald Trump lambasted former Lt. Governor of Georgia Geoff Duncan as “a loser” and “a nasty disaster” for his decision to provide testimony before the Fulton County Grand Jury as the panel is already hearing evidence in the state election interference case.
In Trump’s opinion, Duncan should not be participating in this process, implying that he should defy a legal subpoena for his testimony about Trump’s push to overturn President Biden’s win in Georgia.
“I am reading reports that failed former Lt. Governor of Georgia, Jeff Duncan, will be testifying before the Fulton County Grand Jury. He shouldn’t, Trump ranted on Truth Social. “I barely know him but he was, right from the beginning of this Witch Hunt, a nasty disaster for those looking into the Election Fraud that took place in Georgia. He refused having a Special Session to find out what went on, became very unpopular with Republicans (I refused to endorse him!), and fought the TRUTH all the way. A loser, he went to FNCNN!
Duncan and another scheduled witness were called upon to testify on Monday instead of Tuesday, indicating that the case is progressing more rapidly than anticipated.
Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis initiated her investigation more than two years ago, shortly after a contentious phone conversation between Trump and Georgia’s chief election official.
If Trump were to be indicted in Georgia, it would mark his fourth indictment in recent months. Leaked details from the Georgia investigation imply that Willis is constructing a case under the state’s Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) law, which could potentially involve multiple individuals in a wide-ranging scheme linked to Trump and others.
The investigation in Georgia stemmed from a call made by Trump on January 2, 2021, to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, a fellow Republican. During the call, Trump suggested that Raffensperger could help him find enough votes to surpass Biden’s margin in the state.
Trump has consistently maintained his innocence and described the call as “perfect” even as it forms part of the focus of both the Georgia and national investigations.
Georgia prosecutors are also reportedly looking into an effort by the Trump campaign to gain unauthorized access to voting machines in a predominantly Republican county after the 2020 election.
Recent reports have unveiled text messages and emails that directly link members of Trump’s legal team, including Rudy Giuliani, to the attempt to breach the voting system. This breach was aimed at unearthing nonexistent evidence of voter fraud.
Following unsuccessful attempts to overturn the election in Georgia and elsewhere, Trump encouraged his supporters in a fiery speech on January 6, 2021, to “fight like hell” to maintain his grip on power. The culmination of his coup attempt was the storming of the Capitol by a multitude of violent pro-Trump extremists, aiming to physically obstruct Congress from confirming Biden’s electoral victory.