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Trump Election Interference Case Ramps Up

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A criminal investigation of former President Trump's alleged interference in the Georgia election results enters a new phase.

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WILLIE JAMES INMAN: The Georgia election interference case against former President Donald Trump entered a new chapter Thursday with local prosecutors able to present their case to a grand jury.

DONALD TRUMP: So look, all I want to do is this. I just want to find 11,780 votes, which is one more that we have because we want to say.

WILLIE JAMES INMAN: Part of the focus is Trump's early January phone call with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, asking him to find votes in a state he narrowly lost to Joe Biden. But Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis has said the inquiry won't stop there.

FANI WILLIS: What I know about investigations is they're kind of like peeling back an onion, and as you go through each layer you learn different things. To be a responsible prosecutor you must look at all of those things in investigation.

WILLIE JAMES INMAN: Willis asks state officials back in February to preserve records related to Trump's efforts to overturn election results. And now with a grand jury in place, subpoenas could be sent out requesting documents and information. One expert says the former president could face a felony charge.

JARED CARTER: That phone call to the Georgia Secretary of State really looks like there could have been possible solicitation to commit election fraud, which is under Georgia State law felony. So this is a very serious crime.

WILLIE JAMES INMAN: A Trump advisor has said there was nothing improper about the call. Willie James Inman, Newsy, Washington.