Mark Meadows strikes immunity deal with Jack Smith: report

October 24, 2023

Former Trump White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows struck an immunity deal with Special Counsel Jack Smith in the federal 2020 election interference case, ABC News reported Tuesday afternoon.

According to ABC, Meadows has spoken with Smith’s team at least three times this year, including at least once before a federal grand jury. The network’s sources said Meadows informed federal prosecutors that he repeatedly told Trump in the weeks after the 2020 President election that voter fraud allegations—Trump’s basis for challenging President Biden’s election victory—were baseless. 

Meadows, according to ABC sources, also told Smith’s team that Trump was being “dishonest” with the public when he claimed to have won only hours after the polls closed on November 3, 2020, while vote tallies were still coming in across the country.

ABC’s sources said Smith’s investigators were very interested in questioning Meadows about conversations he had with Trump regarding the election during the final months of his Administration—before and after Election Day.  

Meanwhile, Meadows remains one of 19 co-defendants, including former President Trump, who were indicted by a grand jury in Fulton County, Georgia related to attempts to overturn the 2020 election in that state.

An effort by Meadows to move his Georgia prosecution to federal court was rejected by U.S. District Judge Steve Jones in Atlanta back in August.

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