Meadows ordered to testify in Georgia Trump investigation
The South Carolina Supreme Court docket unanimously dominated on Tuesday that former White Home chief of workers Mark Meadows should testify earlier than a Georgia particular grand jury investigating interference within the 2020 election.
The state Supreme Court docket upheld a decrease court docket ruling from late final month that ordered Meadows to adjust to a subpoena from the Fulton County probe.
“We’ve got reviewed the arguments raised by [Meadows] and discover them to be manifestly with out benefit,” the South Carolina Supreme Court docket stated in its ruling.
Fulton County District Lawyer Fani Willis (D), who’s main the investigation, wanted to get the approval of a South Carolina decide earlier than she might compel Meadows to testify since he lives in a distinct state.
Meadows was initially supposed to look earlier than the particular grand jury on Wednesday, however it’s unclear whether or not that date will stay the identical.
The onetime chief of workers to former President Trump is the most recent GOP determine to unsuccessfully wage a authorized battle towards the Fulton County probe’s subpoenas. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) appeared earlier than the particular grand jury final week, after the Supreme Court docket rejected his effort to dam the subpoena.
Willis launched the investigation following Trump’s now notorious name to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (R) in January 2021, through which the previous president requested Raffensperger to “discover” 11,780 extra votes within the state.
The Fulton County district lawyer has beforehand stated that the particular grand jury might end up its work and start handing down indictments by the tip of the 12 months.