'I didn’t do anything wrong': Trump unsure of Mark Meadows' loyalty in GA case

'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."

POLL: Should Trump be allowed to hold office again?

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."

The Timesnotes:

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.

READ MORE: Trump flunks fact-check after Meet the Press interview goes off the rails: analysis

The New York Times' full report is available at this link (subscription required).

Understand the importance of honest news ?

So do we.

The past year has been the most arduous of our lives. The Covid-19 pandemic continues to be catastrophic not only to our health - mental and physical - but also to the stability of millions of people. For all of us independent news organizations, it’s no exception.

We’ve covered everything thrown at us this past year and will continue to do so with your support. We’ve always understood the importance of calling out corruption, regardless of political affiliation.

We need your support in this difficult time. Every reader contribution, no matter the amount, makes a difference in allowing our newsroom to bring you the stories that matter, at a time when being informed is more important than ever. Invest with us.

Make a one-time contribution to Alternet All Access, or click here to become a subscriber. Thank you.

Click to donate by check.

DonateDonate by credit card
Donate by Paypal
{{ post.roar_specific_data.api_data.analytics }}
@2023 - AlterNet Media Inc. All Rights Reserved. - "Poynter" fonts provided by fontsempire.com.