Judge orders hearing on Meadows’ request to transfer Donald Trump’s indictment to federal court.

A⁤ Federal Judge Orders Evidentiary Hearing for Mark Meadows’s Request

A federal judge has made a significant decision regarding Mark Meadows’s case in Fulton​ County, Georgia. Judge Steve⁢ C. Jones has ordered an evidentiary hearing to address⁣ Meadows’s request to move the case to federal court. This development adds another layer of intrigue ​to an already high-profile ⁣legal battle.

Hearing​ Date and Coincidence

The hearing is scheduled to take place on August 28, which interestingly aligns with​ the day​ when former President Donald Trump’s lawyers will be ‌in⁢ court in Washington, ​D.C. for a separate criminal case. It seems that⁢ both ⁤cases are converging on ⁤the same day, intensifying the legal drama ⁤surrounding Meadows.

“The Court concludes the⁤ face of the Notice of Removal … and attached ⁤Indictment … do not clearly indicate that summary remand of this matter ⁣is⁣ required. No opinion about whether the‌ removal will‍ be permitted or on a federal immunity‌ defense is being made at this time,” Jones wrote.

Judge Jones has emphasized that this hearing does not determine whether the removal will be allowed or if a federal immunity defense ⁤will be accepted. It is merely a step in the legal process⁣ to ensure a fair and thorough examination of the case.

Meadows’s Motion and Argument

Mark Meadows, who‌ previously served as Trump’s chief of⁢ staff, filed ⁣a motion to move the indictment against him to federal court. His legal‍ team argues that since the alleged conduct occurred during his tenure as chief of staff, ⁢he has the right to ​have his portion of the indictment transferred from Fulton County Superior Court.

Meadows must comply ‌with the court’s‍ order and provide Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis with a copy of the notice‍ of removal and the order by August 23.

The Indictment and Accusations

The 41-count indictment outlines the ​allegations‌ against Meadows. It states⁢ that he⁣ met with Georgia‍ Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger’s chief investigator, Frances Watson, in Cobb County to discuss an ongoing audit of signature matches. Meadows is charged under the​ state’s Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act.

Notably, Meadows is not the only prominent figure facing charges. Attorneys John Eastman and Rudy Giuliani, along with former⁢ President Trump, are also named ​in⁣ the indictment. Trump himself is charged with 13 counts, including violating the RICO Act. The indictment‌ accuses the defendants of unlawfully conspiring ​to‍ conduct and ⁤participate in a “criminal enterprise” following Trump’s loss in the 2020 election⁢ in ‌Georgia.

For more details, click⁢ here to read the full article from ⁢The Washington Examiner.

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