Former President Donald Trump’s Georgia election interference indictment, annotated

Beyond Trump himself, former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows is the highest-ranking White House official to be charged in the Georgia indictment, CNN’s Jeremy Herb notes.

Meadows was notably absent among Trump’s six co-conspirators in the special counsel’s January 6 indictment.

The indictment describes Meadows’ attempt to enter into the space in Cobb County, Georgia, where 2020 election signatures were being audited, and a text message Meadows sent to the Georgia secretary of state’s chief investigator that stated, “Is there a way to speed up Fulton county signature verification in order to have results before Jan 6 if the trump campaign assist financially.”

In addition, the indictment notes Meadows’ role with Trump’s meetings with state officials in Michigan, the White House meeting with Pennsylvania state lawmakers where they discussed a special session of the Pennsylvania assembly and efforts inside the White House to delay the January 6, 2021, joint session of Congress.

Prosecutors allege those acts were all furthering the conspiracy to try to overturn the 2020 election. CNN has reached out to an attorney for Meadows for comment.

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