U.S. Supreme Court denies injunction, clears way for Graham to testify for election grand jury

The U.S. Supreme Court has denied an injunction and stay to keep Sen. Lindsey Graham from testifying before a Fulton County grand jury looking into election tampering in the 2020 presidential election.

Graham has been fighting a subpoena from Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis ordering him to testify in front of the special purpose grand jury.

The grand jury is investigating whether former President Donald Trump and his associates engaged in criminal interference in Georgia’s 2020 presidential election.

Willis and her team have said they want to ask Graham about two phone calls they say he made to Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger and his staff shortly after the 2020 general election.

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During those calls, Graham asked about “reexamining certain absentee ballots cast in Georgia in order to explore the possibility of a more favorable outcome for former President Donald Trump,” Willis wrote in a petition seeking to compel his testimony.

The South Carolina senator asked the Supreme Court to step in last month after a three-judge panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals had ruled in favor of Willis.

Tuesday’s order dissolved a temporary hold that Justice Clarence Thomas had placed on the testimony while he and his colleagues weighed the arguments.

In an unsigned order, the justices noted that Graham could still raise objections to some questions.

Graham is slated to testify for the grand jury on Nov. 17.

The Associated Press contributed to this article.

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