Mark Meadows Challenges Georgia Charges: Citing Federal Employment Immunity

Mark Meadows Challenges Georgia Charges : Mark Meadows, former White House chief of staff and now charged with Donald Trump, claims he shouldn’t face Georgia municipal charges because he was a government employee. He can defend himself before a federal judge on August 28.

Meadows claims that as a federal employee, he is free from the allegations against him, Trump, and 17 others accused by a Fulton County, Georgia, grand jury of racketeering and other crimes linked to changing the 2020 election. His lawyers claim his illegal actions were necessary for his federal government employment.

Meadows formally requested a federal court transfer on Tuesday. His defenses against these criminal charges are based on federal law. Claiming immunity for the federal government under the “Supremacy Clause” of the US Constitution.

Judge Steve Jones of the US District Court did not immediately remove the matter from Fulton County Superior Court. He indicated he would investigate this request. Judge Jones can remove or keep the matter from the local court’s jurisdiction.

Mark Meadows Challenges Georgia Charges

Read More : Trump Legal Battle: Request for 2026 Federal Hearing Raises Questions and Speculations

Meadows’ lawyers think he can start this shift. All of the indictment’s conduct occurred while Meadows was Chief of Staff and were vital to his employment.

Although Judge Jones agreed that Meadows’s motion did not request a change of court, he stressed that his finding was not final. The next meeting will likely involve reviewing evidence and asking Fulton County’s district attorney, Fani Willis, for her opinion.

Meadows is identified in the indictment because he spoke to Michigan and Pennsylvania officials, saw an election audit at the Cobb County Civic Arena, and discussed paying for election validation with a Georgia investigator. Meadows was also accused of trying to alter the election results.

Meadows is being investigated for his role in a January 2, 2021, phone call between former President Trump and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger. Both Trump and Meadows participated in the ring. During this talk, Trump asked Meadows for help getting enough state votes to win. Meadows is accused of telling Raffensperger to break his work oath.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *