(RestoreAmericanGlory.com) – On Monday, Mark Meadows, the former White House chief of staff, took the stand in an Atlanta court to argue that the charges filed against him in Georgia needed to be moved to federal court. If Meadows is successful in moving his charges to federal court, he would be able to assert immunity and possibly get the charges completely dismissed.
Multiple reports have noted that U.S. District Judge Steve Jones is going to issue a written ruling at a later time following the hearing. This was the first hearing to take place in the Fulton County case brought forward by Fani Willis, the Democratic District Attorney. There are a total of 19 defendants in this case, including former President Donald Trump, all of whom are charged with participating in a scheme to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election.
There are two counts filed against Meadows in this case. During Monday’s hearing, Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (R) was also brought in to provide his testimony. His infamous phone call with Trump on January 20, 2021, where the former President urged him to find the necessary votes to overturn the election results, is a key part of this trial.
Kurt Hilbert, a Georgia-based attorney who was also a part of this call, has been called to testify in court but has not been charged in this case.
For Meadows to be successful in transferring this case, he would need to show that the alleged actions he took were under the color of such office” and that, thus, he has a federal defense.
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