In this excerpt from the CAFE Insider podcast, Preet Bharara and Joyce Vance discuss former Trump White House chief of staff Mark Meadows’s notice of removal to transfer the criminal case against him in Georgia to federal court and stop the state from proceeding any further in the matter. They also discuss the unique tenets of Georgia’s criminal procedure rules, including the publication of grand jurors’ names in an indictment.
In the full episode, Preet and Joyce discuss:
- Why the timing of Trump’s criminal trials can be decisive;
- The applicability of the DOJ’s Office of Legal Counsel policy on prosecuting a sitting president; and
- The collapse of Hunter Biden’s plea deal and diversion agreement, and the designation of U.S. Attorney David Weiss as special counsel to continue overseeing the investigation.
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REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS:
28 U.S. Code §1442 – Federal officers or agencies sued or prosecuted
28 U.S. Code §1455 – Procedure for removal of criminal prosecutions
The State of Georgia v. Mark Meadows, U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia, notice of removal, 8/15/23