Donald Trump’s attempt to extort money from the American people was successful when he was charged with racketeering. Georgia to overturn the 2020 presidential election results, he wasn’t alone. Along with him, 18 other alleged allies were also charged. Some of these names have been long associated with Trump.
Mark Meadows, Donald Trump’s last chief of staff, was charged along with Trump and 17 others on Monday night with allegedly violating Georgia’s anti-racketeering law in connection with Trump’s efforts to get state officials to overturn President Joe Biden’s win there The 2020 Presidential Election. A public official is also accused of soliciting him to violate the oath.
The latter charge stemmed from Meadows’ participation in an infamous post-election phone call Trump’s attempts to convince Georgia Brad Raffensperger, Secretary of State will try to get more votes for Trump despite the fact that a recount showed Trump losing to Biden.
Meadows avoided being charged in the previous three criminal cases against the ex-president. Trump was charged with falsifying records in New York and in federal courts twice: for mishandling classified documents, as well as for conspiracy to overturn 2020 elections.
In Fani Wilis, Fulton County’s district attorney, warned in a news conference that took place late Monday night about the presumption of innocence for all defendants until proven guilt. Meadows’ Conservative Partnership Institute did not respond to an email left.
Trump has fired both federal and Georgia His criticism of an election is criminalized by the cases.
Meadows, a former congressman from North Carolina, has long been seen as a key figure in Trump’s efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 election, an initiative that led to the 45th president facing federal charges in Washington as well.
As Trump’s top staffer, Meadows appears to have acted as both a proxy for Trump in some ways ― he visited Georgia’s signature match audit as it was being conducted, for example ― and also a clearinghouse for others working to reverse Trump’s defeat.
The committee, which was investigating the attempted insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 20,21, received hundreds of texts from him. Denver Riggleman described the text messages as a technical advisor to the committee. The word “a” is pronounced as “as” “roadmap to an attempted coup.”
Meadows, despite his involvement, was never charged with the federal case of Jan. 6, and even published a memoir about his tenure in the White House. “The Chief’s Chief.” Meadows was called to testify before the federal grand juries but did not comment publicly on his appearance. speculation that he may have decided to cooperate In this case,
Several members of the former president’s legal team were also swept up in the Fulton County indictment.
They included Rudy Giuliani, Trump’s personal lawyer and former New York City mayor; John Eastman, who is considered one of the chief architects of the plan to challenge Congress’ certification of the 2020 election results, and Trump campaign lawyers Jenna Ellis and Sidney Powell.
All the attorneys were charged for violating the anti racketeering act, however the other charges that they received varied. Giuliani, who became the public face of Trump’s effort to overturn his election loss, saw the most charges, with 14, while Ellis saw the least, with two.
Among Giuliani’s charges were solicitations of violations of public oaths, conspiracy and false statements.
Other indicted individuals included former Justice Department official Jeffrey Clark; lawyer Kenneth Chesebro; campaign attorney Ray Smith III; campaign staffer Michael Roman and lawyer Robert Cheeley. Also, ex-Coffee County GOP official Cathy Latham and Misty Hampton were also named.
Willis told a Monday night news conference that the deadline for all indicted individuals to surrender was noon, August 25, 2018.