The South Carolina Supreme Court ruled unanimously Tuesday that former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows must testify before a special grand jury in Georgia investigating interference in the 2020 election.
The state Supreme Court upheld a lower court ruling from late last month that ordered Meadows to comply with a subpoena from the Fulton County probe.
“We have reviewed the arguments put forward by [Meadows] and finds them to be manifestly without merit,” the South Carolina Supreme Court said in its decision.
Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis (D), who is leading the investigation, needed the approval of a South Carolina judge before she could compel Meadows to testify, since he lives in another state.
Meadows was originally scheduled to appear before the special grand jury on Wednesday, but it is unclear if that date will remain the same.
The former chief of staff to former President Trump is the latest GOP figure to wage an unsuccessful legal battle against the Fulton County investigation’s subpoenas. Late. Lindsey Graham (RS.C.) appeared before the special grand jury last week after the Supreme Court rejected his attempt to block the subpoena.
Willis launched the investigation after Trump’s now-infamous call to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (R) in January 2021, in which the former president asked Raffensperger to “find” 11,780 more votes in the state.
Fulton County’s district attorney previously said the special grand jury could finish its work and begin handing down charges by the end of the year.