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Meadows ordered to testify in GA criminal investigation of former President Trump

Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., chair of the House Freedom Caucus, speaks during a news conference in February on Affordable Care Act replacement legislation.
Bill Clark
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File: Former N.C. U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows, who also served as Former President Donald Trump's White House chief of staff.

Former North Carolina U.S. representative Mark Meadows, who also served as Former President Donald Trump's White House chief of staff, must testify in front of a Georgia grand jury conducting a criminal investigation of the conduct of the former president and some of his supporters following the 2020 election.

South Carolina Circuit Judge Edward Miller ordered Meadows, who says he now lives in South Carolina, to appear before the grand jury in Fulton County, Georgia.

Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis filed a petition in August for Meadows to appear before the grand jury but needed a local judge to sign off on it because Meadows doesn’t live in Georgia.

In the petition seeking Meadows' testimony, Willis wrote Meadows attended a meeting at the White House with Trump and others on December 21, 2020, “To discuss allegations of voter fraud and certification of electoral college votes from Georgia and other states.” The next day, Meadows made a visit to Cobb County, where an audit of signatures on absentee ballot envelopes was being conducted. He asked to observe the audit but wasn’t allowed to because it wasn’t open to the public.

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