G. McConway
September 12, 2023

Meadows Asks for Pause in Trump's Georgia Election Case

Former Trump Chief of Staff Mark Meadows is doing everything he can to get his case out of a Georgia courtroom.

Meadows' legal team had already filed a motion to have the case moved to federal court, which was declined.

Now his legal team has filed another motion to have the case paused while his appeals play out, reported CBS News.

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Meadows has tried to make the case that everything he did leading up to and after January 6 was only part of his job as the Chief of Staff of the president of the United States.

Fulton County DA Fani Willis wants these cases in the courtroom beginning October 23, and she is getting resistance on all fronts.

While some of the defendants in the case have not waived their right to a speedy trial, Donald Trump has, and he is trying to have his case severed from the other defendants.

Meadows is in the same boat, hoping to have his case moved to federal court, where he believes he has a much better chance of just having the charges dismissed outright.

He did lose his motion, which he has appealed, so he is now asking the judge to pump the brakes in the case until his appeal plays out.

The filing stated, "Absent a stay, the State will continue seeking to try Meadows 42 days from now.

"If the State gets its way, Meadows could be forced to go to trial — and could be convicted and incarcerated — before the standard timeline for a federal appeal would play out."

U.S. District Judge Steve Jones ruled that the call set up by Meadows for Trump to talk to Georgia's Secretary of State to "find" votes was "political in nature," and thus did not fall "under color" of his official duties, reported the Washington Examiner.

Over and above this case, Fulton County Superior Court Judge Scott McAfee has been tasked with deciding if cases can be severed or if all 19 defendants will be tried together.

Willis clearly wants them all in the courtroom together to make her RICO case easier to prove.

If even one defendant is able to have their case severed, it could pose significant problems for Willis moving forward.

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