Remember when Trump said, “I NEED ONE MORE INDICTMENT TO ENSURE MY ELECTION!” Well, he could be right. And concerning the latest indictment, which should bring him a victory, according to him, there looks to be some good news.
A significant advancement has occurred in the legal proceedings of the Georgia election case involving former President Trump. A federal judge has just set a date for a hearing to address the appeal made by former Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, who seeks to have his case transferred from Fulton County to a federal court.
The presiding judge, Steve C. Jones, has officially declared that the scheduled hearing is set to occur on the 28th of August. Interestingly, it is noteworthy that on this particular day, legal representatives of former President Donald Trump are scheduled to make an appearance in a distinct court proceeding in Washington, D.C.
“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.
The notice of removal and Wednesday’s order must be provided to Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis by Meadows no later than August 23rd.
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 refers to the act of superior courts issuing directives to lesser courts, instructing them to conduct further hearings in specific instances.
Meadows recently tried to transfer his indictment to a federal court. The legal representatives argue that due to the occurrence of the events in issue during his period as chief of staff, he possesses the right to request the relocation of his portion of the indictment from the Fulton County Superior Court.
According to the investigation by ABC News, it is anticipated that Trump would undertake the same 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 predominantly Democratic, to the more conservative region in the northern section of Georgia that shares a border with Alabama.
According to the filing by George Terwilliger, attorney for Mr. Meadows, the indictment does not classify any of the actions attributed to Mr. Meadows as inherently criminal.
“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, consisting of 41 counts, brings attention to a meeting that took place in Cobb County between Meadows and Frances Watson, the top election investigator of Georgia, with the purpose of discussing a signature match audit. Meadows is being confronted with legal allegations in accordance with Georgia’s Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act. According to Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis, there is a plan to consolidate the trials of those affiliated with former President Trump.
Lawyers John Eastman and Rudy Giuliani have also been indicted in relation to Meadows and Trump. Donald Trump is now confronted with a total of thirteen allegations, one of which pertains to an alleged breach of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act.
According to the indictment, the accused is alleged to have engaged in illegal collaboration within a “criminal enterprise” subsequent to the declaration of Joe Biden as the victor of the Georgia election.
Trump has made a commitment to provide a study that he claims would be “irrefutable” about his allegations of electoral misconduct in Georgia.
Mr. Trump announced that a comprehensive and meticulously crafted report about the alleged instances of electoral fraud during the Presidential Election in Georgia is nearing completion. He further stated that he will be presenting this report in a significant press conference scheduled for 11:00 am on the upcoming Monday.
The indictment encompasses the former president and 18 individuals aligned with him, who face a variety of criminal accusations pertaining to their involvement in the former president’s endeavors to manipulate the outcome of Georgia’s 2020 election.
Trump characterized the comprehensive list of charges presented by a grand jury in Fulton County as an endeavor to impede his candidacy in the next election, asserting that the ongoing investigation is akin to a witch hunt.
Trump has been served with an arrest warrant and has been instructed to present himself for surrender no later than the 25th of August.