(PatriotNewsDaily.com) – On Wednesday, Obama-appointed U.S. District Judge Steven Jones rejected the requests filed by Mark Meadows, the former White House chief of staff, and Jeffrey Clark, the Trump Department of Justice official, that would block their arrest in a Fulton County jail in connection to their recent indictment over their participation in a scheme to overturn the state’s election.
Fani Willis, the District Attorney for Fulton County had previously set the deadline for the 19 defendants to turn themselves in as Friday. However, the two men had tried to block their arrest arguing that as they were looking to have the case moved from state to federal court, the state proceedings, including the arrest, needed to be halted.
Jones issued a six-page ruling on Wednesday afternoon. Hours earlier Willis had opposed the demands of the two men. The District Judge has not yet made a decision on whether the charges should be transferred to a federal court, however, he did open the path for the possible arrest of Clark and Meadows if the two fail to abide by the Friday deadline for turning themselves in.
Willis had previously informed the attorneys of Mark Meadows that the arrest warrants would be issued at 12:30 p.m. ET on Friday in case he missed the deadline.
The 19 defendants, which include Meadows, Clark, and former President Donald Trump, are charged on a total of 41 charges all relating to their attempts to overturn the 2020 presidential election results in the state.
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