Ex-White House chief of staff Mark Meadows called to testify by Georgia district attorney investigating Trump's efforts to overturn 2020 election

Ex-White House chief of staff Mark Meadows called to testify by Georgia district attorney investigating Trump's efforts to overturn 2020 election
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  • The Georgia DA investigating Trump called for testimony from Mark Meadows.

  • Fani Willis ordered Trump's former Chief of Staff to testify next month.

  • Willis is looking into Trump's efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election.

The Georgia district attorney investigating former President Donald Trump's efforts to overturn the 2020 election is demanding grand jury testimony from Mark Meadows, his former Chief of Staff.

Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis is calling on Meadows to appear in court in September, stating he's "a necessary and material witness to the Special Purpose Grand Jury's investigation," according to court records filed on August 25 and obtained by Politico.

Meadows is ordered to testify about pushing"voter fraud" claims following the presidential election and regarding a January 2021 phone call with Trump and  Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger about finding "11,780 votes," per the court documents.

It comes amid the Jan. 6 committee hearings, where House members are investigating the Capitol riot at the US Capitol as Congress was certifying the election. In June, Cassidy Hutchinson, a former aide to Meadows, gave bombshell testimony about Trump's behavior related to the attack during a House hearing.

Hutchinson's revelations about that day came crashing down on Trumpworld during the two-hour hearing. Among them were that Meadows told Hutchinson "things might get real, real bad" on January 6, that Trump knew his supporters were armed when they flooded the Ellipse to attend his "Stop the Steal" rally, and that Trump said "Mike deserves it" when rioters chanted "hang Mike Pence."

Earlier this month, former federal prosecutor Glenn Kirschner argued that Meadows would soon turn his back and eventually "rat Trump out."

Politico reported that staunch Trump allies retired Army colonel James Waldron and Trump attorney Sidney Powell were also called to make an appearance next month.

Meadows, Powell, and Waldron, have all been subpoenaed by the House January 6 committee to share information connected to the Capitol riot, per Insider's Camila DeChalus and Warren Roja.

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