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Mon Sep 18, 2023, 06:02 PM

Trump co-defendant Jeffrey Clark seeks to move Georgia election case to federal court

Source: NBC News

Sept. 18, 2023, 10:54 AM EDT


Lawyers for former Justice Department official Jeffrey Clark, a co-defendant in the Georgia election interference case, argued Monday that the case against him should be moved to federal court because he was acting in his official capacity when he urged DOJ brass to intervene in the 2020 election.

Prosecutors from Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis's office countered in the hearing before U.S. District Judge Steve C. Jones that the case should remain in state court because elections weren't within Clark's purview and he exceeded his authority. They called one of Clark's predecessors as head of DOJ's civil division, Jody Hunt, as a witness. Hunt testified the job had nothing to do with election fraud investigations, which were the responsibility of the civil rights division.

The DA's office alleges Clark was urging the then-acting U.S. Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen to send an official DOJ letter to Georgia's governor and legislative leaders saying the department had "identified significant concerns that may have impacted the outcome of the election in multiple States, including the State of Georgia."

Rosen refused to do so despite pressure from then-President Donald Trump who had threatened to fire and replace him with Clark because the DOJ had found no evidence of significant fraud. Clark's attorney, Harry MacDougald, told the judge the letter was merely "a proposal."

Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/trump-co-defendant-jeffrey-clark-seeks-move-georgia-election-case-fede-rcna105555

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Reply Trump co-defendant Jeffrey Clark seeks to move Georgia election case to federal court (Original post)
BumRushDaShow Sep 18 OP
Lonestarblue Sep 18 #1
TreasonousBastard Sep 18 #2
getagrip_already Sep 18 #4
cstanleytech Sep 19 #6
getagrip_already Sep 18 #3
PortTack Sep 19 #5
onetexan Sep 19 #8
prodigitalson Sep 19 #7

Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 06:12 PM

1. How many of these idiots are going to claim that trying to overthrow the US government was

part of their job duties?!!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 06:14 PM

2. And a Federal pardon should Trump be reelected next year is...

in the offing.

No such thing if convicted in state court

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Reply #2)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 06:31 PM

4. No pardon either way....

Even if it gets kicked to federal court, it would be tried under state law and any conviction would be a state conviction, so no federal pardon.

But good luck holding a potus in state jail. Ain't gonna happen. He would have the national guard escort him out and raffensburger in.

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Response to getagrip_already (Reply #4)

Tue Sep 19, 2023, 02:17 AM

6. Odds are the Republican legislature here in Georgia would simply modify the laws to allow Federal

pardons to apply in some way for him.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 06:26 PM

3. He wants it so badly he didn't even bother to show up in court....

And provide direct evidence. Something noticed by the judge.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Sep 19, 2023, 01:47 AM

5. Wasn't meadows told no...why does he think he's any different??!!

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Response to PortTack (Reply #5)

Tue Sep 19, 2023, 10:52 PM

8. Desperation

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Sep 19, 2023, 10:36 PM

7. these guys may as well give that shit up...they are going on trial in Fulton Co. GA State Court

and they can fucking suck on it

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