Special Counsel Jack Smith’s team has contacted Georgia Governor Brian Kemp as part of his investigation into former President Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 election results.
“Our office has been contacted by the office of Jack Smith,” Andrew Isenhour, spokesman for the governor of Georgia, said in a statement to multiple media outlets.
USA TODAY has contacted Kemp’s office for more information.
The former president confirmed last week that he was the target of a federal investigation into the Jan. 6, 2021 Capitol riot, and he could soon be indicted on charges related to his efforts to reverse his loss to President Joe Biden in the 2020 race for the White House.
Trump in a statement said Smith sent a letter “giving me a very short 4 days to report to the Grand Jury, which almost always means an arrest and indictment.”
The Washington Post first reported that Smith’s office contacted Kemp.
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It’s unclear what the former president may be charged with in the broad federal investigation. It focuses on whether Trump incited supporters before the insurgency on Capitol Hill and his efforts to undo Biden’s victory in several key states, among other allegations.
Those states include Georgia, where Trump is also under separate investigation by Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis.
Willis began investigating after Trump called Georgian Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger in January 2021 begging him to “find” the votes he needed to win the state.
Earlier this year, Kemp called on fellow Republicans not to be “distracted” in the 2024 presidential election, appearing to criticize Trump without naming him.
“If we get distracted and talk about other things that Democrats want to talk about, like these investigations, it doesn’t matter what you think about the politics of those,” Kemp continued. “If we get distracted every day and let the media talk about this, that only helps Joe Biden.”
Kemp defeated a Trump-backed primary opponent in Georgia last year.
This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Donald Trump 2020 Investigation: Georgia Governor Contacted in Investigation