August 28, 2023: On Thursday, Ex-Trump Aide Meadows Surrenders In Georgia 2020 Case.
According to the court filing, Jeffrey Clark, a pro-Trump retired Department of Justice lawyer, had his bond fixed at $100,000 on Thursday. Clark encounters the same racketeering charge and one count of trying to commit false information and reports.
The consent bond orders in Fulton County Superior Court came hours before Trump was expected to travel to Atlanta to offer on his charges in Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis’ sprawling indictment.
Meadows’ bond sheet forbids him from speaking with any other co-defendant or witness about the facts of the case. It also prohibits any effort to intimidate witnesses or co-defendants “or to obstruct the administration of justice.”
Trump, Meadows, and Clark are three of the 19 co-defendants in Willis’ case. Trump’s bond is set at $200,000. The former president is charged with 13 crimes, including racketeering, criminal conspiracy, and filing false documents.
Meadows and Clark were not indicted in the special counsel Jack Smith’s federal election interference probe against Trump, a separate case that centers on many of the same events featured in the Georgia indictment.
All 19 co-defendants charged in Georgia face a Friday deadline to surrender at Fulton County jail. Nine have already been booked and released, including pro-Trump lawyers John Eastman, Sidney Powell, and former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani.
Meadows is seeking to move the case from state court to federal court. Earlier this week, he asked a federal judge to quickly take up the issue before Friday’s deadline so that he can avoid being arrested.
The judge denied that request and another proposal for him to issue an order blocking Willis from arresting Meadows. Willis has denied Meadows’ request for an extension of his arrest deadline.
One of Meadows’ charges is related to his participation in a January 2, 2021, phone call in which Trump urged Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to “search” enough votes to undo Biden’s win in the state.