Remember when Trump declared, “I NEED ONE MORE INDICTMENT TO ENSURE MY ELECTION!” He could very well be correct. According to him, the most recent indictment, which should bring him victory, appears to be positive news.
The legal proceedings of the Georgia election case involving former President Trump have made significant progress. Former Chief of Staff Mark Meadows has filed an appeal to have his case transferred from Fulton County to a federal court. A federal judge has just set a date for a hearing on Meadows’s appeal.
The presiding judge, Steve C. Jones, has declared that the scheduled hearing will take place on August 28th. It is noteworthy that on this particular date, legal representatives of former President Donald Trump are scheduled to appear in court in Washington, D.C. for a separate proceeding.
“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 announced.
Meadows must provide the notice of removal and Wednesday’s order to Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis no later than August 23.
Judge Jones also stated that “The provided Notice of Removal and the associated Indictment don’t definitively suggest that an immediate remand is necessary. The Court has not formed an opinion on the validity of the removal or a potential federal immunity defense at this moment.”
A remand is the act of superior courts issuing directives to lower courts, instructing them to conduct additional proceedings in particular cases.
Recently, Meadows attempted to have his indictment transferred to a federal court. The legal representatives argue that because the events at issue occurred during his tenure as chief of staff, he has the right to move his portion of the indictment out of the Fulton County Superior Court.
According to the investigation conducted by ABC News, it is expected that Trump will engage in a similar endeavor. According to Raw Story, there is a perceived benefit for Donald Trump and his supporters in relocating the venue from Fulton County, which is predominately Democratic, to the more conservative region in northern Georgia that borders Alabama.
According to the filing by Mr. Meadows’ counsel, George Terwilliger, none of the actions attributed to Mr. Meadows are classified as inherently criminal by the indictment.
“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,” Terwilliger argued.
The indictment, which contains 41 counts, highlights a Cobb County meeting between Meadows and Georgia’s chief election investigator, Frances Watson, for the purpose of discussing a signature match audit. Meadows is facing legal charges in conformance with the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act of Georgia. According to Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis, there are plans to consolidate the trials of former President Trump’s associates.
John Eastman and Rudy Giuliani, both attorneys, have also been indicted in connection with Meadows and Trump. Donald Trump is currently facing thirteen allegations, one of which relates to a possible violation of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act.
The indictment alleges that the defendant participated in unlawful collaboration within a “criminal enterprise” after Joe Biden was declared the winner of the Georgia election.
Trump has pledged to provide a study that he asserts will be “irrefutable” regarding his allegations of electoral fraud in Georgia.
Mr. Trump announced that a thorough and meticulously compiled report on the alleged instances of electoral fraud during the Georgia Presidential Election is nearing completion. He added that he will present this report at a significant press conference scheduled for the following Monday at 11:00 a.m.
The indictment includes the former president and 18 individuals associated with him who face a variety of criminal charges relating to their involvement in the former president’s efforts to influence the outcome of the 2020 Georgia election.
Trump characterized the exhaustive list of allegations presented by a Fulton County grand jury as an attempt to impede his candidacy in the upcoming election, claiming that the ongoing investigation resembles a witch hunt.
Trump has been issued with an arrest warrant and is required to surrender himself by August 25.