Abrams fights ‘broad’ subpoena in GA ethics investigation
ATLANTA (AP) — The nationally watched race for Georgia governor between Democrat Stacey Abrams and Republican Brian Kemp was decided months ago. But proxy battles emanating from it are still raging.
Abrams’ campaign on Friday delivered over 3,600 pages of bank records to the state ethics commission in response to a far-reaching subpoena.
But the campaign is pushing back on releasing some communications with outside individuals and groups, and a lawyer representing Abrams slammed the subpoena as “conspicuously overbroad.”
It was one of several subpoenas targeting liberal-leaning groups connected to Abrams. They were issued by David Emadi, the new head of the state ethics commission and a former officer in the local Republican Party.
Abrams allies say the investigation is politically motivated.
Emadi says partisanship plays no role in the commission’s investigations.