A recent report drew the connections among the individuals Donald Trump’s Georgia indictment co-conspirators, and it identified a pattern of conduct that suggests the former president’s allies will reportedly soon turn against him in order to legally protect themselves.
Mark Meadows, the White House chief of staff, is accused of conspiring with Trump to rig Georgia’s 2020 election, according to a Politico story on his probable legal strategy.
According to court records cited in the report, Meadows is very likely to stand with Trump’s other former associates in blaming the former president and portraying him as the “primary diver” of the racketeering scheme they are accused of.
Trump’s prominent role in the infamous Jan. 2, 2021, phone call in which he demanded that Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, a Republican, “find” enough votes to declare Trump the winner, was reportedly brought up by Meadows’ defense attorney during a recent hearing in Atlanta, potentially giving a major hint at what Meadows’ legal strategy is likely to be.
That crucial call was organized by Meadows. However, an attorney for Meadows underlined that his client’s involvement in the actual debate was both less significant and controversial than Trump’s after the prosecution played tape of the call in the courtroom.
“There’s a lot of statements by Mr. Trump. Mr. Meadows’ speaking roles were quite limited,” Meadows’ lawyer Michael Francisco reportedly said.
Meadows also allegedly stated in his own testimony at a hearing last week that Trump considered the phony electors to be an important component of his plan to maintain power.
He claimed that out of concern for a possible reprimand from Trump, he had urged the campaign in an email to put together such slates.