Former White Home chief of employees Mark Meadows pleaded not responsible Tuesday to prices stemming from a sweeping election interference case in Georgia involving former President Trump.
Meadows additionally waived his arraignment scheduled for Wednesday, the place he was set to listen to the costs in opposition to him and enter a plea earlier than a decide.
“I absolutely perceive the character of the offenses charged and my proper to look at arraignment,” Meadows wrote within the court docket submitting. “Understanding my rights, I do hereby freely and voluntarily waive my proper to be current at my arraignment on the Indictment and my proper to have it learn to me in open court docket.”
Trump’s former chief of employees faces two prices in Georgia, the place he and 18 co-defendants are accused of coming into a legal conspiracy to maintain Trump within the White Home after he misplaced the 2020 presidential election.
The defendants face a mixed 41 prices, together with beneath the state Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act, which is designed to fight organized crime.
Simply one of many 19 defendants, then-Espresso County election supervisor Misty Hampton, has not entered a plea within the case. Hampton’s prices stem from an election tools breach in Espresso County. Her arraignment is about for 3 p.m. ET.
Choose Scott McAfee, who’s presiding over the case, beforehand stated that the defendants might formally waive their arraignment inside 48 hours of Wednesday’s court docket date. Meadows’ waiver, which was filed Tuesday morning, falls after that deadline. Due to that, it’s unclear whether or not McAfee will settle for Meadows’ waiver, forcing him to look for his arraignment regardless.
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