A grand jury report from Fulton County in Atlanta is at the center of controversy, as the report concerns former President Donald Trump and his efforts to influence the counting of votes in Georgia during the 2020 election. Members of the press and the grand jury have lobbied for the public release of the report, citing its contents as a matter of public interest; however, the Fulton County District Attorney has argued against its release, stating it is part of the internal documentation of a criminal prosecution. Professor Andrew Leipold, who is an expert in criminal law and has written about grand juries in his scholarship, is quoted by Newsweek for its article on the dispute over the report. "Would the grand jury report help the credibility of the government's allegations? Probably," he said. "Still, the notion that the grand jury is an entirely independent entity that operates outside of the prosecutor's/government's control is very likely wrong."
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