Former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows was ordered to appear before a Fulton County grand jury by the South Carolina Supreme Court.
Tuesday’s ruling by the state Supreme Court upheld a lower court’s decision that Meadows testify before the grand jury in the Georgia grand jury investigation into an attempt to interfere with the 2020 election.
The unanimous ruling by the South Carolina Supreme Court explained that Meadows’s arguments to avoid testifying were “manifestly without merit.”
Democrat Fani Willis, Fulton County District Attorney, had to approach the South Carolina courts to compel Meadows to testify before the Grand Jury.
A South Carolina judge ruled in favor of Willis, with the initial appearance of Meadows scheduled for Wednesday (December 1), but following Tuesday’s ruling, it isn’t clear whether Meadows will have to follow through on the commitment.
Meadows, who served as White House Chief of Staff during former President Donald Trump’s tenure is the latest political heavyweight to lose its opposition to the Fulton County grand jury investigation.
Republican Senator Lindsey Graham (S.C.) was also forced to appear before the Fulton County grand jury last week after his efforts to block the subpoena issued to him were unsuccessful.
The investigation by the Fulton County grand jury revolves around attempts in the lead-up to the 2020 vote being certified. The investigation stems from a call former President Donald Trump made to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (R) in January 2021, where he requested Raffensperger “find” roughly 11,000 votes — the number he needed to beat Biden in Georgia.