Mark Meadows files for dismissal of charges related to Trump Georgia indictment

By Jen Krausz on
 August 21, 2023

Mark Meadows, the former chief of staff to Donald Trump, filed for charges against him in Georgia that he conspired to overturn the 2020 presidential election to be dismissed on Saturday, less than a week after Trump and 18 others, including Meadows, were charged.

Prosecutors charged them under the RICO Act, created to go after mobsters.

The motion to dismiss invokes the Constitution's Supremacy Clause, which argues that federal employees are immune to state charges related to carrying out official duties for the federal government.

Secondarily, Meadows' legal team said that his actions in trying to find out whether there was voter fraud in the state were protected by the First and Fourteenth Amendments, related to freedom of speech and due process.

All of these could easily be applied to Trump's actions in Georgia as well.

It won't do for the U.S. to start prosecuting people for questioning the results of an election unless we want to become a banana republic.