A representative for Meadows could not be reached Tuesday. But his attorneys filed a notice that asks a federal judge to dismiss the case or at least move it from state to federal court, arguing that the charges against him arise from actions he took as official duties as chief of staff.
Meadows took his first overt act helping Trump’s conspiracy on Nov. 20, 2020, at a White House meeting with a member of the Michigan state House where Trump discussed false claims of election fraud, the indictment states.
Throughout November and December, Meadows helped coordinate Trump’s communications with state officials trying to overturn the election as well as the plans to disrupt the Jan. 6, 2021, counting of electoral college votes, the indictment states.
Meadows also attempted to enter an election audit facility in Cobb County, Ga., on Dec. 22, the indictment alleged, but was stopped by election officials.
Meadows also participated in a Jan. 2, 2021, call with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger where Trump exhorted the election official to “find” enough votes to overturn the result in Georgia, the indictment states.