An Atlanta-area district attorney investigating former President Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 election results in Georgia, will be allowed to seat a special grand jury starting May 2.
Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis made the request last week.
It was approved on Monday.
While the special grand jury does not have the authority to issue an indictment, it will allow Willis to seat a panel focused on gathering evidence in the investigation.
Willis said she needs the grand jury to issue subpoenas to compel witnesses to testify and gather additional evidence, before potentially bringing charges against Trump.