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Report: Grand jury approved 39 indictments in Trump case

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Report: Grand jury approved 39 indictments in Trump case

The Georgia grand jury that voted to indict former President Donald Trump on election racketeering charges also recommended indicting more than twice as many people than prosecutors eventually charged. Trump, plus 18 co-defendants, was indicted for illegally trying to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election in Georgia.

Who wasn’t charged—and why? The list of people that prosecutors chose not to charge includes U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn. Graham expressed surprise to reporters on Friday, saying he never recommended overturning the 2020 presidential election results after they were announced. He merely asked questions about the mail-in ballot system and what he ought to do as a senator.

Dig deeper: Read Carolina Lumetta’s report in The Stew on the prosecution of Trump in Georgia.

Josh Schumacher

Josh is a breaking news reporter for WORLD. He’s a graduate of World Journalism Institute and Patrick Henry College.

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