(FixThisNation.com) – Mark Meadows, the former White House Chief of Staff during the Trump administration has been pushing to have his charges related to his recent indictment by a grand jury in Fulton County, Georgia moved to a federal court.
His legal team submitted a filing on Tuesday in the Northern District of Georgia arguing that it was possible for the case to be addressed in federal court as some of the defenses that Meadows will be called to provide relate to his previous work in the White House.
On Monday, Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis unveiled the indictments against Meadows and 18 others, including former President Donald Trump. Meadows in particular has been charged on two charges, one of which relates to violating Georgia’s Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations statute. The second charge relates to soliciting an official to violate their oath while in office. This second count is specifically related to Meadows’s presence in the room during the infamous call between Trump and Brad Raffensperger, the Georgia Secretary of State. During the call, Trump had urged him to “find” the necessary votes to overturn the state’s election.
In the filing, Meadows’ legal team points out that none of the points in the indictment about Meadows are “criminal per se.” As they point out, contacting officials, setting up meetings and phone calls, and making visits to state government buildings were all part of the official tasks that he needs to carry out as part of his role, and these activities are expected of the chief of staff.
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