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Mark Meadows testified in his effort to transfer his 2020 election interference case to Federal Ct.


Former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows testified on Monday in his effort to transfer his 2020 election interference case in Georgia from state to federal court. Meadows argued that he was only following his duty as a federal employee and had a "general awareness" of what President Trump and others were doing in Georgia.


Meadows, along with 19 co-defendants, was charged earlier this month in Georgia's Fulton County for conspiring to overturn the 2020 election results in the state. He lost his reelection bid in Georgia.


During his testimony, Meadows claimed that he believed his actions in Georgia fell within the scope of his duties as chief of staff. CNN reported that he had been on the stand for approximately three hours.


According to ABC News, Meadows also revealed that he had learned about certain aspects of the efforts to secure enough votes for Trump in Georgia during the recount.


Meadows's attorneys, in a legal filing obtained by The Washington Post prior to the hearing, expressed their hope that U.S. District Judge Steve C. Jones, an Obama appointee overseeing the case, would decide to move the charges brought against their client to the federal system.


Furthermore, the attorneys plan to file a second motion to dismiss the charges against Meadows for allegedly attempting to overturn Georgia's 2020 presidential results in favor of former President Donald Trump. Meadows intends to argue that he was acting as a federal official and is protected under federal law.


In addition to Meadows, four of his co-defendants in the Georgia case - former Justice Department Official Jeffrey Clark, former Georgia GOP Chairman David Shafer, Georgia State Sen. Shawn Still, and former Coffee County GOP Chairwoman Cathy Latham - have also sought to have the case moved to federal court.


Judge Jones had previously denied Meadows' request to block his arrest in Fulton County as he sought to move the proceedings to federal court. Meadows later agreed to post $100,000 in bail.


The developments surrounding Meadows' testimony and the efforts to change the venue of his case highlight the ongoing legal battle over the 2020 election in Georgia. This case will continue to draw attention as it unfolds in the coming weeks and months.

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