Donald Trump’s attorneys have notified a Fulton County court that the case against him will not be moved to a Federal Court, giving up an important fight. This comes in light of the fact, that a previous attempt of the same type was taken down by the court. Mark Meadows had stated that he was acting as per his official duties.
Trump has been indicted last month along with 17 others (which includes Meadows). The decision comes as part of the fact that there was an alleged violation of Georgia’s anti-racketeering law. This is over his efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 election. Trump has pleaded not guilty to the charges.
According to ABC News, U.S. District Judge Steve Jones made the decision, and after the decision, the notice has been filed to avoid future hassles for the former President of the United States. The notice submitted by Donald Trump’s attorneys reads the following:
President Trump now notifies the court that he will NOT be seeking to remove his case to federal court. This decision is based on his well-founded confidence that this honorable court intends to fully and completely protect his constitutional right to a fair trial and guarantee him due process of law throughout the prosecution of his case in the Superior Court of Fulton County, Georgia.
While there were chances that Mr. Trump may move to the federal court to get clear of the charges and enjoy privacy as the federal proceedings don’t require a camera or a television as the trial is not photographed or televised. The fact that the venue change would have broadened the jury pool beyond overwhelmingly Democratic Fulton County also confirms why this move was initiated.
Do you think this was the right move or done in a hasty manner? Sound off in the comments.