G. McConway
August 17, 2023

Trump’s Former Chief of Staff Wants Case Moved to Federal Court

The maneuvering has already started in the Georgia election case brought by Fani Willis, only it was not from Trump.

Former Chief of Staff, Mark Meadows, is hoping to have a change of venue.

Meadows is now seeking to have the case removed from Fulton County, where he knows they will not get a fair shake, and have it moved to a federal court, reported CNN.

Dismiss the Case

Meadows is hoping to have his case dismissed, hence the motion to have the venue changed to a federal court.

His attorneys, in the filing, wrote, “Mr. Meadows is entitled to remove this action to federal court because the charges against him plausibly give rise to a federal defense based on his role at all relevant times as the White House Chief of Staff to the President of the United States,” reported the Daily Wire.

Including Trump, Meadows is one of 19 defendants mentioned in the indictment, so this is the first of what we expect to be a mountain of motions by defense attorneys.

Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis went for the home run on this, even hitting the defendants with RICO charges, which can carry as much as 20 years in prison for each charge.

The filing continued, “Nothing Mr. Meadows is alleged in the indictment to have done is criminal per se: arranging Oval Office meetings, contacting state officials on the President’s behalf, visiting a state government building, and setting up a phone call for the President.

“One would expect a Chief of Staff to the President of the United States to do these sorts of things.”

It went on, “Even if the Court is not prepared to dismiss outright at this early stage, however, justice requires granting removal and halting any further state-court proceedings against Mr. Meadows.

“That will allow for the timely consideration of Mr. Meadows’s defenses, including his federal defense under the Supremacy Clause, without requiring him to defend himself in state court simultaneously.”

We are going to watch this very closely because if Meadows is successful, we can expect others who held like positions in the Trump administration to do the same.

This will not help Trump, however. While I would expect motions to be filed on Trump’s behalf, I do not expect the judge to rule in his favor.

And if the case goes to trial in Fulton County, Trump is likely to see a jury loaded with minorities, which is not going to help the man that Democrats have painted as a racist for the last six years.

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