GA: Meadows drops request to pause 2020 election tampering prosecution

Source: The Hill

“Former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows asked Thursday dropped the request to pause his Georgia prosecution. Meadows had previously raised concerns that he could be convicted before it is resolved whether his charges should be moved to federal court. But, a judge ruled earlier Thursday that he will not go to trial next month with two of his co-defendants. Meanwhile, Meadows’s appeal in his effort to move his charges was expedited, paving the way for a decision in a matter of weeks. The former Trump aide said those developments make his request for a pause unnecessary. … Meadows is one of five defendants in the Georgia 2020 election case attempting to move the trial to federal court, which would allow them to try to assert immunity and get their charges dismissed. All pleaded not guilty.” (09/14/23)