WABE's Week In Review: Ga. Dems eye moving presidential primary, Fulton DA subpoenas Giuliani and others

Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis, right, talks with a member of her team during proceedings to seat a special purpose grand jury in Fulton County, Georgia, on Monday, May 2, 2022, to look into the actions of former President Donald Trump and his supporters who tried to overturn the results of the 2020 election. The hearing took place in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Ben Gray)

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.

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.

Feeling salty…

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.

Student researchers plunge a pipe into marsh mud to collect a core sample. They’ll test it for carbon storage. (Emily Jones/WABE)

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.