'I didn’t do anything wrong': Trump unsure of Mark Meadows' loyalty in GA case
Ex-President Donald Trump's former chief of staff Mark Meadows was one of the 18 indicted alongside the MAGA 2024 hopeful last month by a Fulton County Superior Court grand jury on charges related to their efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election.
Now, the former president is hoping his ex-staffer will remain "loyal" through the trial, according to The New York Times.
In an NBC Meet the Press interview, which aired Sunday, September 17, the show's new moderator Kristen Welker asked Trump, "By the way, do you think your former chief of staff, Mark Meadows, is still loyal to you? He just pleaded not guilty in the Georgia case."
The ex-president replied, "Well, I hope he's loyal to me."
Welker then asked, "Do you worry about him flipping?"
Trump insisted, "I mean, I didn't do anything wrong."
Mr. Trump has been warned by the federal judge in a case also stemming from his efforts to stay in office, brought against him by the special counsel Jack Smith, to avoid saying anything that might affect the testimony of witnesses. His comment about Mr. Meadows could attract new interest.
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