Mark Meadows ordered to testify before Georgia grand jury

Former President Donald Trump’s White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows must testify before Georgia Grand Jury Held Following a criminal investigation into the conduct of the former president and some of his supporters 2020 electionSouth Carolina Circuit Judge Edward Miller ordered Wednesday.

The Pickens County Clerk of Courts confirmed that Miller had ordered Meadows, who he says resides in South Carolina, to appear before the grand jury in Fulton County, Georgia. Fulton County District Attorney Fannie Willis, a Democrat, filed a petition in August asking Meadows to appear before a grand jury, and the proceedings were held in Pickens County because Willis needed a local judge to sign it. Was.

The Fulton County DA’s office confirmed that Meadows had been ordered to appear, but declined to comment further. Meadows’ attorney has not yet responded to a request for comment.

A grand jury in Fulton County, Georgia, is criminally investigating the actions of Trump and aides following the state’s 2020 election defeat, and has ordered South Carolina Republican Senators Lindsey Graham and Rudy Giuliani to appear. The investigation was prompted in part by Trump’s 2020 call with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Riffensperger in which Trump asked a Republican official to find a sufficient number of votes to win the state.

Mark Meadows
Mark Meadows, Trump White House Chief of Staff, talks to members of the media outside the White House on October 21, 2020 in Washington, DC.

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Justice Clarence Thomas, who oversees cases involving the 11th Circuit, on Monday Temporarily stayed the order of the lower court Which required Graham to testify before a grand jury.

Willis’ summons relates to Graham’s testimony. Graham Calls Raffensperger After the November 2020 election. Giuliani was one of Trump’s closest advisers, and made unsubstantiated claims before the Georgia State Senate, alleging fraud and misconduct among state officials.

, CBS News’ Gillian Morley and Katherine Watson contributed to this report.

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