Georgia governor Brian Kemp reveals he spoke to Trump 2020 election interference investigators ‘months ago’ | EUROtoday

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Georgia governor Brian Kemp says that he was interviewed by particular counsel Jack Smith’s workplace “months ago” in regards to the investigation into former president Donald Trump’s try to overturn the 2020 election.

The Republican informed CNN that he had spoken to investigators final summer time in reference to the Department of Justice probe into the previous president’s actions after dropping to Joe Biden.

“I basically told them the same thing I told the special grand juries: that I follow the law and the Constitution and answered all their questions truthfully,” Mr Kemp informed Kaitlan Collins.

Mr Kemp mentioned the interview didn’t final very lengthy and that he didn’t keep in mind when precisely it passed off.

Mr Smith has introduced fees in opposition to former president Trump, accusing him of spreading lies within the months after the 2020 election which he claimed he received and alleging that the election was “stolen.”

Republican Gov. Brian Kemp speaks at an occasion hosted by Conservative radio host Erick Erickson on August 18, 2023 in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Part of that marketing campaign concerned a telephone name to Kemp from Trump, wherein the overwhelmed candidate tried to strain the Republican governor into auditing absentee ballots. Kemp refused to do what Trump requested of him, saying on the time that it was the Secretary of State who held the facility to do that.

Trump additionally spoke to the Secretary of State in a now-infamous name, wherein he mentioned he wanted to “find” 11,780 votes, insinuating that was one thing Brad Raffensperger may assist with.

The former president has argued that he has immunity from prosecution as a result of he was nonetheless a sitting President on the time. Governor Kemp questioned that stance.

“I don’t think anybody is above the law,” Kemp mentioned. “A Democrat, a Republican, an independent, myself or anybody else, so that is my personal opinion.”

Collins requested him if the DOJ case ought to go to trial earlier than November’s election in order that voters may determine on who to assist based mostly on the result.

“I think most voters feel the same way I do. We are a country that was built on laws and the constitution and it’s up to us as elected leaders to be the ones that exemplify that, in a lot of ways,” Kemp continued. “I think probably they will be ruled on before the election.”

Trump additionally faces 13 fees regarding his makes an attempt to overturn the 2020 end in a separate case being prosecuted in Georgia’s Fulton County. That case has come beneath scrutiny after it emerged District Attorney Fani Willis and prosecutor Nathan Wade had a relationship.

Kemp informed CNN that voters mustn’t get distracted by that case and that they need to deal with what may occur in November as a substitute. Despite Trump’s authorized woes, Kemp mentioned the Republican frontrunner may win once more, however that he may additionally lose and that was his concern for his get together.

A request from The Independent for additional remark from the Governor went unanswered Wednesday morning.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/georgia-kemp-trump-election-probe-b2500089.html