This is a major development.
Mark Meadows, the former chief of staff and close associate of Donald Trump, has taken a significant turn against his former boss. He recently provided testimony to a grand jury, alleging that Trump had been fundamentally “dishonest” in his claims of election fraud during the 2020 presidential election.
As reported by ABC News on Tuesday, Meadows met with special counsel Jack Smith’s team on three occasions this year. One of these meetings took place before a federal grand jury, and Meadows was granted immunity in exchange for his cooperation.
According to sources who chose to remain anonymous, Meadows informed federal investigators that Trump was aware he was making false statements when he declared victory shortly after the polls closed on election night. Meadows asserted that Trump’s allegations of fraud in key states were baseless, stating, “Obviously, we didn’t win.”
Furthermore, Meadows claimed that he had vehemently advised Trump that there was no credible evidence to support his allegations of voter fraud. Even to this day, Meadows has not come across any evidence substantiating such claims. In fact, he now aligns with government assessments that the 2020 election was one of the most secure in the nation’s history. This stance is a significant departure from his initial support of Trump’s election claims, which he openly ridiculed in the weeks following the election.