Mark Meadows seeking dismissal of Georgia charges

By Jen Krausz on
 August 23, 2023

Former President Donald Trump's chief of staff Mark Meadows asked a Georgia court on Saturday to dismiss charges that he helped Trump try to overturn the 2020 election.

Lawyers for Meadows said that as a federal official, he is "immune from state prosecution under the Supremacy Clause of the Federal Constitution."

Meadows had previously asked for the case to be moved from state to federal court for the same reasons.

He is facing two charges that he said related to conduct that amounted to nothing more than his doing his duty as Trump's chief of staff and which included arranging telephone calls between Trump and Georgia election officials.

Is it really now a crime to talk on the phone or to question election results?

If so, it's a very sad state of affairs in the U.S.