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Pro-Trump lawyer says subpoenaed by Georgia grand jury investigating 2020 election & More News

Attorney L. Lin Wood holds up a Bible while speaking during a press conference on election results in Alpharetta, Georgia, U.S., December 2, 2020. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage/File Photo

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WASHINGTON, Aug 27 (Reuters) – Conservative attorney L. Lin Wood said he had been subpoenaed to appear before a special grand jury in Georgia investigating former U.S. President Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 election.

“The devil is after me today!!!” Wood said in a statement shared on Telegram late on Friday. “…the Fulton County DA attacks me as you can see from the email below to my attorney, Ibrahim Reyes, by demanding that I testify before the ‘Trump Witch Hunt’ grand jury!!!”

Wood, who gained notoriety after the 2020 election by promoting conspiracy theories of fraud in the race, joins a growing number of Republicans who have been asked to appear before the special grand jury to answer questions about Trump’s attempts to reverse his loss in Georgia, a battleground state that helped propel Democrat Joe Biden to the presidency.

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The investigation has ensnared Senator Lindsey Graham, Trump’s former chief of staff Mark Meadows, personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani as well as several of the former president’s allies.

“I have NO relevant knowledge to offer to the grand jury,” Wood said. “It is just harassment.”

Wood shared a letter on Telegram sent to his lawyer Reyes by Trina Lucas, a deputy chief investigator with the Fulton County District Attorney’s office. Lucas informed Reyes that the “grand jurors have requested that we subpoena your client, L Lin Wood to provide testimony before them.”

The letter adds that if Reyes could not or would not accept the subpoena on Wood’s behalf, “we will begin the material witness subpoena process.”

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Reporting By Lucia Mutikani; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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