Trump aide Mark Meadows ordered to testify in Georgia election meddle probe


White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows speaks to reporters following a television interview, outside the White House in Washington, U.S. October 21, 2020.

Alexander Drago | Reuters

A South Carolina judge on Wednesday ordered former Trump White House chief of staff Mark Meadows to comply with a Georgia grand jury subpoena compelling him to testify in a probe into possibly criminal meddling in the 2020 presidential election.

The order came a day after a lawyer for the South Carolina resident Meadows said the subpoena issued by the Fulton County grand jury should be blocked.

That grand jury is investigating efforts by former President Donald Trump and his allies to get Georgia election officials to effectively reverse the victory in that state by President Joe Biden.

Georgia authorities had to ask a judge in South Carolina to compel Meadows to comply with the subpoena because he is not a resident of Georgia.

Meadows listened in on a phone call Trump made to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger in early January 2021, during which the then-president urged Raffensperger to “find” him enough votes to win the state.

The call came days before a joint session of Congress was due to certify the results of Biden’s win in the Electoral College, which hinged on his popular vote victories in swing states that included Georgia.

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