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Hearings on Trump’s 2 Election Interference Trials Have Major Implications for His Fate, 2024 Race

HeadlineAug 28, 2023

In Georgia, a federal judge in Atlanta is hearing arguments today from the legal team of Donald Trump’s former Chief of Staff Mark Meadows as he attempts to move his charges to federal court, where Meadows could claim immunity due to his position in government at the time of the offenses. The outcome could have major implications for Trump and other co-defendants in Fulton County’s racketeering indictment over Trump and his allies’ attempts to overturn his 2020 election loss. All 19 defendants have now surrendered. Fulton County DA Fani Willis is expected to set up her case against the co-conspirators during arguments today.

Separately, a trial date is expected to be announced today in Trump’s federal election interference case. Trump’s lawyers are attempting to postpone it until after the 2024 election, while federal prosecutors have proposed a January start date.

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