South Carolina Supreme Court says former Trump chief of staff must testify in Fulton County

Fulton County District Attorney District Attorney Fani Willis assembled a grand jury earlier this year to investigate whether former President Donald Trump violated Georgia law following the 2020 election.

This week, a high-ranking former member of Trump’s administration was told that he will have to appear before it. 

Court says that Meadows’ arguments are “manifestly without merit”

According to Politico, South Carolina’s state Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows must comply with an order to testify in Fulton County.

“We have reviewed the arguments raised by Appellant and find them to be manifestly without merit,” Politico quoted the justices as saying in their unanimous opinion. The holding upheld an earlier lower court decision which also went against Meadows.

Willis’ attempt to have Meadows testify relates to her investigation into a post-election phone call that Trump had with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger.

During their conversation, Trump implored Raffensperger to “find” enough missing votes to defeat Joe Biden in the state.

Sen. Lindsey Graham testifies before Fulton County grand jury

The Washington Examiner noted that Tuesday’s decision came a week after South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham testified before the Fulton County grand jury.

“Senator Graham appeared before the Fulton County Special Grand Jury for just over two hours and answered all questions,” the Republican lawmaker said in a statement.

“The Senator feels he was treated with respect, professionalism, and courtesy,” Graham’s statement continued, adding, “Out of respect for the grand jury process he will not comment on the substance of the questions.”

Politico noted that in addition to Meadows and Graham, Willis is either seeking or has obtained testimony from Trump lawyers John Eastman, Jenna Ellis, Boris Epshteyn, and Kenneth Chesebro.

Also in her crosshairs is former National Security Advisor Mike Flynn as well as former Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani.