Governor Brian Kemp's Testimony has been Delayed by Georgia Judge
Fulton County’s Superior Court Judge Robert McBurney made the call but stated that it wouldn’t happen until after the midterm elections.
Brian Kemp, the Governor of Georgia, has been told he must testify before a special grand jury that’s investigating possible illegal attempts by Donald Trump and others to sway the 2020 presidential election in the state. Fulton County’s Superior Court Judge Robert McBurney made the call but stated that it wouldn’t happen until after the midterm elections.
“The Governor is in the midst of a re-election campaign and this criminal grand jury investigation should not be used by the District Attorney, the Governor's opponent, or the Governor himself to influence the outcome of that election. The sound and prudent course are to let the election proceed without further litigation or other activity concerning the Governor's involvement in the special grand jury's work.”
Robert McBurney said.
Once the election is over, Kemp’s lawyers are required to “promptly make arrangements for his appearance.” The delay could increase the likelihood that Donald Trump is declared a presidential candidate by the time the investigation moves.
Concerns have also been voiced about attorny-client privileges. Judge McBurney has stated that he is aware of several conversations of interest to the investigation but prosecutors, grand jurors, or others will be able to ask Kemp about the contents of the communication.