Georgia Governor Kemp Interviewed by Special Counsel in 2020 Election Interference Case

Georgia Republican Governor Brian Kemp, who faced pressure from former President Donald Trump to overturn the 2020 election results in his state, disclosed that he had been interviewed by special counsel Jack Smith’s office regarding the matter. In an interview with CNN’s Kaitlan Collins on “The Source,” Kemp stated that he had cooperated with the special counsel’s office, affirming his adherence to the law and the Constitution during the discussion.

The revelation comes amidst ongoing federal charges brought by Smith’s office against Trump and six other alleged co-conspirators, accusing them of orchestrating a plot to overturn the election results leading up to January 6, 2021. Kemp’s testimony to the special counsel’s office adds to his previous involvement in a state investigation by prosecutors in Fulton County, Georgia, regarding efforts to overturn the election.

Trump, who has pleaded not guilty in both cases, has recently claimed immunity from prosecution for actions taken during his presidency. He has sought intervention from the Supreme Court and filed motions to disqualify Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis from the case, alleging improper conduct.

Governor Kemp refrained from commenting directly on Willis’s disqualification, citing his role as a witness in the state grand jury probe. However, he expressed confidence in Judge Scott McAfee, whom he appointed, to ensure justice in the legal proceedings.

Reflecting on the political nature of the investigations, Kemp urged voters to remain focused on the upcoming elections and trust the judicial process. Despite his strained relationship with Trump, Kemp acknowledged the former president’s potential to win in the general election but also acknowledged the possibility of defeat.

The rift between Trump and Kemp emerged when the governor refused to overturn Georgia’s election results. Despite Trump’s efforts to derail Kemp’s reelection bid in the 2022 GOP gubernatorial primary, Kemp secured victory and remains in office.

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As legal battles continue and political tensions simmer, Governor Kemp’s testimony adds a significant dimension to ongoing investigations into election interference, underscoring the complexities and controversies surrounding the aftermath of the 2020 presidential election in Georgia.

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