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Mark Meadows, John Eastman and Jeffrey Clark plead not guilty in Georgia election interference case

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ATLANTA — Former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, former Justice Department official Jeffrey Clark and Trump attorney John Eastman have all pleaded not guilty to racketeering charges in the Georgia election interference case, court filings show.


Meadows and Eastman filed their not guilty pleas Tuesday, while Clark’s plea was entered late Friday, the filings show. The three also waived their arraignments, which had been scheduled for Wednesday.


Three more of the 19 defendants in the sprawling case brought by Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis have also pleaded not guilty — former Coffee County GOP chair Cathy Latham on Tuesday and alleged fake electors Shawn Still and David Shafer on Monday.


Willis has accused all 19 of racketeering, alleging they took part in schemes designed to overturn Joe Biden’s 2020 election win in Georgia and name Donald Trump the victor.