Mark Meadows in a police booking mugshot released by the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office.
Fulton County Sheriff’s Office | via Reuters
A federal judge on Friday rejected a request by Trump White House chief of staff Mark Meadows to move his Georgia election conspiracy criminal case to federal court.
Judge Steve Jones in a lengthy order said that Meadows has not met his burden to show that removing the case from Georgia state court was proper under a statute related to legal cases against federal officers.
The decision means that Meadows’ case will remain in Fulton County Superior Court, a Georgia state court in Atlanta.
Meadows was indicted with Trump and 17 other co-defendants last month by a grand jury in that court on charges related to their efforts to reverse former President Donald Trump’s loss in Georgia’s 2020 election to President Joe Biden.
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