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Forbes EIC Lane, reporter testify before Trump grand jury

December 17, 2021

Posted by Chris Roush

Randall Lane

Forbes chief content officer Randall Lane writes about why he and one of the magazine’s reporters testified before a grand jury probing former President Donald Trump and why it fought the subpoena.

Lane writes, “After months of objections, on Wednesday, the judge overseeing this grand jury process ordered us to testify, but limited the scope to simply confirm the accuracy of what was in the cover story and the article about the apartment. And so, yesterday we did just that. I testified for about 20 minutes; Peterson-Withorn followed for about 5 minutes.

“To be clear, the original story transparently reported what Trump told us six years ago. We revealed no new information during the testimony. If we were sitting on anything newsworthy, we would have already shared that with our readers. In that same spirit of reader-first transparency, we feel it’s appropriate to share what we discussed with the grand jury yesterday.

“I was questioned by Mark Pomerantz, the former federal prosecutor who Vance brought in to lead the case. Pretty much every question was a simple yes or no.”

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