A Georgia circuit judge on Wednesday has ordered that former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows is going to need to testify in the investigation launched by a Georgia prosecutor in regards to the election. This is only days after Meadows had requested that the subpoena he had received be blocked.
Circuit Judge Edward Miller has ruled that Meadows would need to participate in the investigation by Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis (D). The probe is examining the extent of interference in the 2020 election caused by former President Trump and his allies.
Miller ruled that Meadows was a necessary witness in the investigation and that the state of Georgia would make sure not to cause him any “undue hardship.”
Meadows’ team has said that they were going to appeal the ruling.
The investigation was launched by Willis after a January 2021 conversation in which Trump pushed Georgia’s Secretary of State Brad Raffensberger to find another 11,000 votes so that the results of the election could be overturned.
The original subpoena was given to Meadows in August. The reason for this is that Meadows had been a part of many meetings with Trump and his allies in 2020 in which the discussions about voter fraud and the electoral college votes in Georgia had been discussed.
It is also noteworthy that Meadows’ was involved in the call with Raffensberger.