Jeffrey Clark tries to move election subversion trial to federal court

Jeffrey Clark tries to move election subversion trial to federal court
Jeffrey Clark, former Acting Assistant Attorney General, testifies during a January 6th field hearing held by Rep Matt Gaetz (R-FL) in the U.S. Capitol on June 13, 2023 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Michael A. McCoy/Getty Images).

Former Assistant Attorney General for the Environment and Natural Resources Division Jeffrey Clark on Monday will seek to reassign his 2020 election subversion trial to federal court, CNN's Marshall Cohen and Katelyn Polantz report.

Clark was indicted along with ex-President Donald Trump and seventeen others in August by District Attorney Fani Willis for allegedly conspiring to steal Georgia's sixteen Electoral College votes after Trump lost the state to President Joe Biden.

CNN notes that "Clark and other defendants seeking to move their cases to federal court say they were acting on behalf of the federal government after the election, thus they should be able to have their state charges tried before a federal judge. They could also potentially have somewhat friendlier trial settings or get the charges dropped entirely by invoking immunity protections afforded to federal officials."

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CNN explains, "The hearing at the federal courthouse in Atlanta will take place in front of US District Judge Steve Jones, who issued a major ruling earlier this month rejecting a similar request from another co-defendant: Trump White House chief of staff Mark Meadows."

CNN adds, "It is unknown whether Clark will take the stand Monday to testify about his role at the Justice Department, as Meadows did at his own hearing in an unexpected, high-risk attempt to expand the court's view of his role as chief of staff."

READ MORE: 'Stop being stupid': Ex-RNC chair slams Clark and other 'flat out wrong' alleged Trump co-conspirators

View Cohen's and Polantz's analysis at this link.

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