U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) has lost his battle to avoid testifying before a Georgia special grand jury investigating Donald Trump’s and his allies’ alleged election interference. The U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday afternoon refused to block the subpoena, leaving Sen. Graham effectively out of options.
Just weeks ago a federal appeals court also ruled he would have to testify, under oath, after Georgia District Attorney Fani Willis’ special grand jury subpoenaed him in their investigation.
“The application for stay and an injunction pending appeal presented to Justice Thomas and by him referred to the Court is denied,” an order from the Supreme Court just released reads.
Graham had claimed he had immunity from testifying, citing the Speech or Debate Clause. The Supreme Court, and other courts all disagreed.
“The court left no legal impediments in the way of Graham’s appearance before a special grand jury, now scheduled for Nov. 17,” the Associated Press adds.
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