Former President Donald Trump may be able to extricate himself from charges in Georgia related to his efforts to reverse the results of the 2020 election. Like his former chief-of-staff Mark Meadows, the 45th president can ask a federal court to “remove” the case from the state court on the grounds that it targets his actions as a federal official, explained Leslie McAdoo Gordon, a career defense attorney.
Former President Donald Trump pleaded not guilty to three new charges recently added to his indictment related to his keeping some of his presidential papers at his Florida home and allegedly obstructing the government’s efforts to retrieve them.
Florida-based federal Judge Aileen Cannon asked the DOJ to justify its continuing use of a Washington grand jury in hopes of laying additional charges in the case about former President Donald Trump’s handling of classified government records at his Florida home.
The indictment of former President Donald Trump for his trying to reverse the results of the 2020 election stretches the law to criminalize legal advice, according to a former prosecutor who warned of the legal precedent the case would set.
Filing new obstruction charges against former President Donald Trump in the case involving his White House documents may hurt the credibility of the prosecutor, special counsel Jack Smith, according to former federal prosecutor William Shipley.