Experts outline the case to convict Mark Meadows for aiding Trump's attempt to overturn the election

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It was revealed this month that Justice Department official Jeffrey Clark tried to use the DOJ to steal the 2020 election along with former President Donald Trump and his chief of staff Mark Meadows. Legal experts have argued that Clark will likely be indicted, but a JustSecurity post argues that Me...
adows could be in trouble too.

Attorney General Bill Barr had resigned, and Trump and his allies were pressuring acting AG Jeffrey Rosen to use the power of the Justice Department to fight the election results. Former DOJ official Richard Donoghue was taking notes when Trump was pressing them to act. "Just say the election was corrupt [and] leave the rest to me," Trump commanded according to those notes.

That conversation wasn't the only one, however. "Trump and Meadows repeatedly pressured Rosen to enlist the Justice Department in overturning the election, and Clark appears to have directly participated in the plan," JustSecurity explained.

"These actions may have run afoul of 18 USC §610, the Political Coercion Act," the piece explained. "Its felony provisions make it a crime to intimidate, threaten, command, coerce, or attempt to intimidate, threaten, command or coerce a government employee to engage in 'any political activity,' including working 'on behalf of at candidate.'"

"The Trump-Clark collaboration, and the efforts to get Rosen to sign the letter to Georgia officials, make Clark vulnerable to charges under §610, either as an aider…
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