Former White House chief of staff’s request gets denied by the judge.
Former White House Chief Of Staff’s Criminal Case
Former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows is seeking intervention from a federal appeals court in his attempt to move his Georgia criminal case from state court to federal court. The former White House chief of staff is requesting emergency relief and a stay on the lower court’s decision.
The former White House chief of staff argues that granting the stay would prevent him from being convicted and incarcerated before a federal appeal can be completed. The lawyers of the former White House chief of staff have suggested a schedule for briefing and oral arguments and are willing to forgo oral arguments for a prompt ruling.
They also propose that the Fulton County District Attorney, Fani Willis, should be ordered to pause the prosecution while the appeal is ongoing. The allegations against the former White House chief of staff in Willis’ indictment were deemed to be related to political activities rather than his role as White House chief of staff.
According to a published article by CNN, a district judge ordered the prosecution to file a brief on the former White House chief of staff’s request.
Criminal Election Interference Charges
In a published article by The New York Times, Former President Donald Trump and 18 of his allies are facing criminal election interference charges in Georgia. The former White House chief of staff’s request was also denied and unsuccessful.