Grand jury subpoenas Rep. Jody Hice in Georgia election probe

Trump ultimately lost the State of Georgia to President Joe Biden by 0.2% of the vote

Updated: July 18, 2022 - 3:16pm

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A grand jury in Georgia issued a subpoena to Rep. Jody Hice, R-Ga., over his attendance at a December 2020 with former President Donald Trump in which he discussed efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election results in the state.

Court filings obtained by CNN on Monday revealed that Hice was served in June but has since made efforts to move the proceedings out of Georgia courts and into federal jurisdiction.

Hice attended the meeting with Trump, alongside nine other congressional Republicans, The Hill reported. Hice announced on Twitter after the meeting that he would lead the objection to Georgia's election results and the casting of the state's electoral votes. Trump ultimately lost the State of Georgia to President Joe Biden by 0.2% of the vote.

While Trump appeared ahead of Biden in the state on Election Night, Biden gradually overtook his rival as ballot counting continued on into the week. The narrow final margin, along with the protracting ballot counting process, prompted scrutiny from the Trump campaign which publicly denounced Georgia GOP Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger and GOP Gov. Brian Kemp for their handling of the election.

The news of Hice's subpoena comes as former Trump chief strategist Steven Bannon has refused to comply with a subpoena from the Jan. 6 House committee and faces a contempt of Congress trial on Monday.