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Judge Dismisses Handful Of Charges In Trump Election-Interference Case

While the judge overseeing the Georgia 2020 election interference case on Wednesday dismissed some charges against former President Donald Trump and others, the rest of the sweeping racketeering indictment remains intact, the Associated Press reports. Saying that prosecutors failed to provide enough detail about the alleged crime, Fulton County Superior Court Judge Scott McAfee quashed six counts in the indictment, including three against Trump, the presumptive 2024 Republican presidential nominee. But the judge left in place other counts — including 10 facing Trump — and said prosecutors could seek a new indictment to try to reinstate the ones he dismissed. It’s the first time charges in any of Trump’s four criminal cases have been dismissed.


Defense attorneys for the case applauded McAfee's ruling, issued in response to challenges to the indictment from Trump, former New York mayor and current Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani, former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows and attorneys John Eastman, Ray Smith and Robert Cheeley. They have all pleaded not guilty. “The ruling is a correct application of the law, as the prosecution failed to make specific allegations of any alleged wrongdoing on those counts,” Trump attorney Steve Sadow said. “The entire prosecution of President Trump is political, constitutes election interference, and should be dismissed.”


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