On Monday, Georgia Judge Robert McBurney ruled that sections of the Fulton County Grand Jury report into former President Donald Trump’s and his allied attempts to overturn the state’s 2020 presidential election results will be made public.
McBurney in an eight-page ruling has noted that the introduction, conclusion, and section VIII, which covers the jurors’ concerns that certain witnesses had not been truthful under oath, are to be released to the public next week. The judge also points out that the specific witnesses are not named in that section.
The Fulton County district attorney’s office is holding an investigation into the Georgia election, as part of the investigation the special grand jury was convened to look over the events and circumstances that may have had a direct or indirect effect on the 2020 election. Following the investigation, a report was prepared that contained information on who the grand jury deemed should be prosecuted.
Last month the grand jury concluded its investigations and submitted the report to Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis. Willis will decide based on the report who should be criminally indicted based on the available evidence.
McBurney’s ruling redacts the sections containing information on who should be indicted based on the evidence. The ruling comes after a group of news organizations petitioned for the report to be made public.
The release is set to be on Thursday, allowing the parties involved to make the necessary redactions.
The rest of the report will remain private until the completion of the District Attorney’s investigation.