A federal judge on Wednesday rejected a bid from former Trump chief of staff Mark Meadows to delay his imminent arrest in Fulton County, Georgia, after Meadows and several other Trump allies-turned-defendants pushed for a federal trial in a broad Georgia election interference case that ensnared former President Donald Trump.
Meadows’ attorney, John Moran, had requested an emergency order preventing Meadows’ arrest before a hearing next week, claiming in a court filing immediate relief is necessary to “prevent a state arrest that would irreparably deprive” him of protection through the federal Supremacy Clause, which establishes that federal law takes precedence over state laws.
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Breaking: Federal Judge Steve Jones just DENIED Mark Meadows’ Emergency Motion to try to avoid arrest in Fulton County and immediately move the case to federal court. pic.twitter.com/sIawOgsEjM
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