(PartiallyPolitics.com) – The federal judge who rejected Mark Meadows, former Trump White House chief of staff, request to have his charges in the Georgia election interference case transferred to a federal court, is scheduled to hear arguments on Monday regarding Jeffrey Clark’s, a former official of the Department of Justice, case on the same issue.
Fani Willis, the Fulton County District Attorney has claimed that Willis, Clark, and 17 others, including former President Donald Trump, were part of a scheme to overturn the election results in Georgia in favor of then-President Trump rather than Joe Biden. These attempts were part of a plot to help keep Trump in power. The 19 defendants are part of the 41-count indictment which includes charges about violating Georgia’s anti-racketeering law. All defendants in this case have pleaded not guilty.
A total of five defendants are attempting to have their case moved to federal court. On Monday U.S. District Judge Steve Jones is going to preside over Clark’s case. Earlier this month he had rejected Meadows’ attempts to have his case moved to federal court after determining that his actions were not connected to his official duties. This ruling shows that all the defendants trying to move their cases are bound to have a hard time getting their cases transferred. However, Jones has stated that each of the cases would be individually examined and assessed.
If the defendants manage to have their cases moved to a federal court then they would benefit from having access to a greater jury pool that would not have to be made up of people who resided in Fulton County, which is in its majority Democratic. Federal trials are also not televised or photographed, while state courts can be.
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