Meadows Loses Bid To Transfer His Trial
Attorneys for former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows this week sought to halt an order denying his request to move his Georgia election interference case to federal court, as reported by Don Jacobson for United Press International (UPI).
Meadows could face conviction and incarceration in the Georgia election case before his federal appeal is heard. I Photo: Gage Skidmore Flickr
In a 10-page "emergency motion" filing, Meadows' attorneys requested US District Judge Steve Jones in Atlanta to suspend his order, which was issued on Friday and rejected Meadows' attempt to transfer the proceedings out of state court in Atlanta.
Meanwhile, Dareh Gregorian and Charlie Gile of NBC News reported that Mark Meadows could face conviction and incarceration in the Georgia election case before his federal appeal is heard.
Meadows' attorneys made this argument in a filing on Monday to US District Judge Steve C. Jones, who had dismissed his claims that the case should be moved to federal court. Judge Jones stated that overturning election results is not part of Meadows's role as Trump's chief of staff.
The lawyers indicated they would submit an expedited appeal later on Monday but requested a stay of the order while they did so, citing a "substantial risk Mr. Meadows will be irreparably injured" if not granted the stay.