President Donald Trump defended Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday after documents obtained by the New York Times indicated that Pence had been briefed on classified intelligence related to Russia’s interference in the 2016 election.
Meanwhile in Georgia, a district attorney has asked a judge to keep a report on an investigation into the state’s grand jury election process sealed for now. The report is expected to reveal whether Trump should be charged with any crimes.
The prosecutor, Fani Willis, said that the report should not be released until the Georgia Supreme Court has had a chance to review it. She argued that the report should remain sealed until the court has made a decision on whether or not it should be made public.
The report is expected to reveal whether Trump should be charged with any crimes, including voter fraud and obstruction of justice.
The judge has yet to make a ruling on the prosecutor’s request.
The grand jury investigation was launched in December 2020 after Trump and his allies made false claims of widespread voter fraud in the November election.
The probe has already resulted in charges against two of Trump’s associates, including former campaign manager Brad Parscale and former Trump advisor Roger Stone.
The report could have implications for Trump’s legal troubles, as well as for the 2020 presidential election. It remains unclear when the report will be released, or what its contents will be.
This story is developing.