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Meadows, Powell called to testify in Georgia probe into alleged 2020 election meddling

Petitions request Meadows, Powell, and two others testify next month before special grand jury in Atlanta

Published: August 26, 2022 7:24am

Updated: August 26, 2022 7:51am

Former Trump lawyer Sidney Powell and chief of staff Mark Meadows are now being called to testify in the investigation in Georgia on whether former President Trump and his allies illegally tried to influence the 2020 elections in the state.

Their testimony – along with that of former Trump campaign adviser Boris Epshtey and retired Army Col. James "Phil" Waldron – was requested Thursday in a petition filed in court by Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis, who is leading the investigation, according to the Associated Press.

The petitions request they testify next month before a special grand jury in Atlanta.

Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., are among at least five others who have already been called to testify.

Because none of them live in Georgia, Willis has to use a process that involves getting judges in their respective states to order them to appear, and the petitions are essentially precursors to subpoenas, the wire service also reports.

A Fulton County Superior Court judge overseeing the special grand jury has signed off on the petitions, saying each witness is a "necessary and material" to the probe.

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