‘Breakdown’ Episode 20: It’s All Politics

AJC political reporter Greg Bluestein discusses the political impact of the Fulton County investigation of Donald Trump.

Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis has legal, practical and political considerations to consider as she investigates former President Donald Trump and his allies for alleged meddling with the 2020 election.

To explore the latter consideration, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Breakdown podcast turned to Greg Bluestein, the newspaper’s politics reporter who broke many of the stories that have become central parts of the special purpose grand jury investigation.

In a far-reaching interview, Bluestein weighs in on the probe in light of Trump’s recent announcement to run again for president, the possible impact of the investigation on the Georgia Republican party and the potential fate of the 16 Republicans who cast fake Electoral College votes for Trump when the official slate of 16 Democrats voted for President Joe Biden.

Episode 20 — ‘It’s All Politics’ — of Breakdown’s ninth season, ‘The Trump Grand Jury,’ also provides updates on attempts by former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows to avoid testifying before the special grand jury.