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Quick Glance: Attorney Lin Wood named as witness in Georgia case, denies turning on Trump
- Lin Wood, an attorney who filed lawsuits to overturn Trump's 2020 election loss, denies turning on Trump after being named as a witness by Georgia prosecutors.
- In a 103-page court document filed on Wednesday, Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis's office noted Wood's involvement as a witness in the criminal case against Trump and 18 others in Georgia.
- Wood and Powell challenged the election results with unfounded claims of fraud, but Wood never represented Trump.
- Harry MacDougald, an attorney representing Trump Justice Department official Jeffrey Clark, has a potential conflict due to his previous association with Wood as co-counsel.
Quick Glance: New Report: Grand Jury Recommends Further Indictments Against Trump in Georgia
- A new report was released on Friday, in which a special grand jury investigating efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election results in Georgia recommended further indictments against a larger group than charged by District Attorney Fani Willis, including one current and two former U.S. senators.
- The nine-page report revealed that the jurors recommended charges against 39 individuals, compared to the 18 who were charged along with former President Donald Trump.
- Part of the report, including 19 pages of appendices, had already been released in February, but the recommendations for specific charges against specific individuals were withheld until after last month's indictment.
- The report made it clear that the jury did not include any experts in election law or criminal law.
Quick Glance: Trial in Trump's Georgia election case estimated to last 4 months
- Prosecutors in the Georgia election subversion case involving former President Donald Trump estimate that a trial would take approximately four months.
- Special prosecutor Nathan Wade provided this estimate during a hearing before Judge Scott McAfee on Wednesday, regarding the request for separate trials by two of the indicted individuals.
- Wade stated that his estimate does not include jury selection and that the state plans to call over 150 witnesses.
- The judge decided to keep the two defendants' trials together and honor their request for a speedy trial, which is set to begin on October 23.
Quick Glance: Judge skeptical of Jeffrey Clark's attempt to move Georgia election charges to federal court
- During a hearing, a federal judge expressed doubt about Jeffrey Clark, a former Justice Department official from the Trump era, trying to transfer his case regarding election subversion in Georgia to federal court.
- Clark argued that his actions were possible because he held a federal position, authorized by the president.
- Clark's attempt to move the case differs from Meadows' and is uncertain, as he advocated within the Justice Department to undermine trust in the election.
- These actions are part of Trump's federal election subversion charges, with Clark being an unindicted co-conspirator.
Trump and most co-defendants will not be tried in October with two other defendants in the Georgia election subversion case ... Show more
Quick Glance: Judge severs Trump's Georgia election interference case from other cases
- The judge severs the Georgia election interference case, including Donald Trump, before the trial starts in October.
- Trump has already waived his right to a speedy trial.
- District Attorney Fani Willis sought to have all 19 defendants tried together, but the judge decided to separate the cases.
- The decision to separate the cases was made due to concerns about due process and extensive evidence.
Quick Glance: Judge denies Mark Meadows' request to move his Georgia election subversion case to federal court
- Judge Steve Jones ruled that Meadows did not meet the threshold to move his case to federal court.
- The actions in question were taken on behalf of the Trump campaign to affect state election activities and procedures.
- The ruling is a big win for District Attorney Fani Willis, who spent years investigating and building the case against Trump, Meadows, and others.
- Meadows and his lawyers argued that the charges against him should be heard in federal court and ultimately dismissed.
Quick Glance: DA moves to protect prospective jurors in Trump case
- Fulton County, GA District Attorney Fani Willis seeks to protect the identities of prospective jurors in the case involving former President Trump.
- Willis filed a motion to prevent any recording, photographing, drawing, or publishing of images of jurors or prospective jurors inside or outside the courtroom.
Quick Glance: Meadows fights against conviction during federal court proceedings
- Former Trump White House chief of staff Mark Meadows expressed concerns about being convicted in the Georgia election interference case before a decision is made on whether he should be tried in federal court.
- A judge denied Meadows's attempt to move his charges out of state court, and he promptly filed an appeal.
- While Meadows continues his fight, the ruling allows the state court to potentially convict him in the meantime.
- If a stay is not granted, the State plans to try Meadows in 42 days on October 23, 2023.
Quick Glance: Trump hosts Bedminster Fundraiser to support Giuliani's legal bills
- Donald Trump hosted a $100,000-per-person fundraiser in Bedminster to assist Rudy Giuliani with his legal bills.
- Giuliani, a longtime ally and lawyer of Trump, is facing mounting legal fees for his efforts to overturn the 2020 election.
- Allies have been soliciting donations for the Rudy Giuliani Freedom Fund.
- A federal judge ruled against Giuliani last month in a defamation lawsuit brought by two Georgia election workers.
Quick Glance: Mark Meadows pleads not guilty in Georgia election interference case
- Former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows maintains his innocence in a Georgia election interference case involving former President Trump.
- Meadows has also canceled his scheduled arraignment on Wednesday, where he would hear the charges against him and enter a plea before a judge.
- Only one of the 19 defendants, Misty Hampton, has not entered a plea in this case.
- Hampton’s charges arise from an incident involving election equipment in Coffee County.
Quick Glance: Lawsuit filed against Rudy Giuliani for unpaid legal fees
- Giuliani's former attorney is suing him for outstanding bills totaling $1.36 million.
- Giuliani has only paid $214,000 and still has an outstanding balance of $1.36 million.
- Attorney Robert Costello and his law firm also provided legal representation for Giuliani in various lawsuits.
- To cut costs, Giuliani has represented himself in certain legal disputes.
Quick Glance: Willis accuses Jordan of 'illegal intrusion' in Georgia Trump prosecution in scathing letter
- Willis accuses Jordan of violating the Constitution by attempting to interfere with and obstruct her prosecution.
- Willis asserts her right to ignore Jordan's unjustified and illegal intrusion.
- Willis states that Congress has no authority to second guess or supervise an ongoing criminal investigation and prosecution in Georgia.
- Willis emphasizes that those who commit felonies in Fulton County, Georgia should expect to face charges.
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