Governor’s Office Files To Kill Summons Seeking Testimony In Fulton County Election Probe Channel 2 Action News has learned that Kemp never testified in July.
ATLANTA — Governor Brian Kemp filed a motion Wednesday to quash a subpoena asking his testimony before the Fulton County special grand jury investigating possible interference in Georgia’s 2020 election.
Channel 2 Action News was informed that Kemp never testified in July, but according to sources in the governor’s office, the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office canceled the video testimony and issued a subpoena to testify in person.
The governor’s office said this happened after they requested a list of possible questions he might be asked.
Kemp’s lawyers ask a judge to defer his testimony until they can place guardrails on the questions to be put to the governor.
The governor is due to testify before the grand jury on Thursday.
Kemp’s office has issued a statement stating:
“For more than a year, the Governor’s team has continuously expressed a desire to give full account of its very limited role in the matters under investigation by the special grand jury. We are now just weeks away from the 2022 general election, making it increasingly difficult to spend the necessary time preparing and then appearing. With the special grand jury set up until May 2023, we are simply asking the judge to allow the governor to come in after the November election and lead investigators to work with our legal team to ensure that the topics discussed during his appearance in defense of his state remain. law and constitution in the wake of the 2020 elections.”
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