Trump Co-Conspirator’s Court Case Goes Federal?

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( – On Tuesday, former White House chief of staff during the Trump administration Mark Meadows called for a federal court to take over his recent indictment by a Fulton County grand jury.

Meadows was one of 19 defendants, including former President Donald Trump, who was charged on Monday night over the alleged attempts to overturn the 2020 presidential election results in the state.

Meadows’ legal team has claimed that their client was entitled to have the case moved to a federal court, as the charges against him could potentially require a federal defense that would be based on his role at the time as the chief of staff. The grand jury indicted Meadows on two counts, including racketeering and soliciting an official to violate their oath.

The investigation which ultimately led to the indictment had been led by Fani Willis, the Fulton County District Attorney.

However, Meadows’ attorneys claimed in Tuesday’s filing that their client was not involved in any way with the 2021 phone call made by Trump to Brad Raffensperger, the Georgia Secretary of State, which had prompted the investigation.

During the infamous call, Trump had urged Raffensperger to “find” the required votes so that he would be considered the victor of the election in the state.

As Meadow’s legal team pointed out, none of the things Meadows had allegedly done were criminal, including scheduling meetings at the Oval Office or setting up the President’s phone call. In fact, they argued that these are all actions that one would expect from the Chief of Staff.

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