A grand jury foreperson in Georgia has revealed that indictments were recommended in the ongoing investigation into former president Donald Trump.
The grand jury, which was empaneled in October 2020, was investigating whether Trump had committed any crimes while in office. According to the foreperson, the grand jury recommended multiple indictments, though it is unclear what those indictments are.
The news comes at a time when the legal team of Trump is attempting to block the release of documents related to the investigation. Trump’s lawyers have argued that the documents should remain secret due to their potential to interfere with the former president’s ability to receive a fair trial should he face criminal charges.
The grand jury’s recommendation is not binding, and it is ultimately up to the prosecutor to decide whether to pursue criminal charges against Trump. However, the recommendation is likely to add to the pressure on the prosecutor to take action.
The decision also has implications for other investigations into Trump. The grand jury’s recommendation could be seen as a sign that the prosecutors are taking their investigations seriously and that more indictments could be forthcoming.
The news also brings to mind the case of former president Richard Nixon, who was pardoned by his successor Gerald Ford in 1974 after he was facing impeachment. Nixon’s pardon was seen by many as a sign that Ford was not willing to pursue criminal charges against the former president.
It remains to be seen whether Trump will face any criminal charges, but the grand jury’s recommendation is a sign that the investigation is ongoing and could have serious consequences for the former president.