Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp testifies before the grand jury investigating Donald Trump

Around 8:45 a.m. Tuesday, Gov. Brian Kemp casually strolled to his waiting SUV as if he was going to a routine appointment. But nothing was routine at his destination. Just a few hundred yards away is the Fulton County Courthouse where Kemp is scheduled to testify before a special jury.

“A case is like an onion, you peel things back and learn different things. We will treat this case like any other case,” Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis told us earlier this year.

Willis sought out the grand jury to investigate whether President Donald Trump and others meddled in the 2020 election.

“Brian Kemp is a defector, he’s a coward. And he’s a complete and utter disaster,” Trump said after his election defeat by Governor Kemp.

The grand jury was expected to ask Governor Kemp about the pressure he received from Mr Trump to overthrow Georgia’s hard-fought presidential election.


Trump called Kemp on December 5, 2020, urging him to overturn the Georgia election results by both verifying signatures on absentee ballots and calling a special session of the state legislature.

“All I want to do is this: I just want to find 11,780 votes, that’s one more than us,” Trump told Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger in January 2021.

Similar in style and content to a phone call Trump had with Georgian Foreign Minister Brad Raffensperger just a month later. In that call, Trump urged Raffensperger to take a number of steps to get him enough votes to win Georgia.

“All I want to do is this: I just want to find 11,780 votes, that’s one more than we have,” Trump said.

Both Raffesperger and his chief operating officer, Gabe Sterling, testified before the grand jury earlier this year.

Kemps’ testimony before the grand jury, which is secret by law, lasted a little under three hours, and the governor was whisked away just before noon.