WABE's Week In Review: Ga. Dems eye moving presidential primary, Fulton DA subpoenas Giuliani and others
Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis said this week that more subpoenas are coming in her investigation into former President Donald Trump’s alleged efforts to overturn the 2020 election.
Willis told NBC News she expects the special grand jury will compel more Trump allies to testify, and she didn’t rule out subpoenaing Trump himself.
Earlier this week, a judge greenlit subpoenas for former Trump campaign lawyers Rudy Giuliani, Jenna Ellis and John Eastman, among others.
The Georgia prosecutor investigating the conduct of former President Donald Trump and his allies after the 2020 election is trying to compel U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham and other members of Trump's campaign to testify before a special grand jury.https://t.co/EEYsmvgEce— WABE News (@wabenews) July 5, 2022
Movin’ on up… the primary, possibly
The Georgia Votes 2022 podcast team takes a deeper dive into state Democrats calling for Georgia to be one of the first in the nation to vote in the presidential primary.
"The truth north of the Democratic Party is the Deep South."@GeorgiaDemocrat in a new video pitching Georgia for one of the first in the nation presidential primaries in 2024.https://t.co/CqE0iR3YPz— Sam Gringlas (@gringsam) July 6, 2022
Georgia’s coastal marshes help absorb floodwaters from storms, provide habitat for all sorts of critters and birds, and they also store carbon dioxide — keeping it out of the atmosphere.
Get more from how researchers are working to better understand the role marshes can play in fighting climate change.
Returning home to shape the future…
The Muscogee (Creek) Nation is working to get more involved in the management of Georgia’s Okefenokee Swamp. The swamp is part of their ancestral lands from before they were forced out of Georgia to Oklahoma.
And it comes at a time when the area is being eyed for a controversial titanium mine.
Tag along with representatives from the tribal nation as they visited the swamp for the first time.
Also in this episode…
— Jess Mador has more on a study showing maternal mortality rates could increase in Georgia (where they are already among the nation’s highest) if new, stricter abortion laws are implemented post-Roe.
— Stephannie Stokes breaks down the Atlanta City Council’s move to get more district attorneys involved in cases of negligent landlords.
— Emily Wu Pearson hears from local advocates and those impacted by an immigration case before a federal circuit court that could change the lives of thousands of Georgians.