All defendants in Georgia racketeering case, including Trump, have pleaded not guilty


On Sept. 12, 2020, Donald Trump, then-president, talks with Mark Meadows, chief of staff at the White House, to the right, as the two walk out of the Oval Office.

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Then-President Donald Trump talks to White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, right, as they walk from the Oval Office at the White House on Sept. 12, 2020.

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All 19 defendants in the Georgia election interference case have now pleaded not guilty, waiving their right to appear at arraignments that had been scheduled for Wednesday.

Former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows pleaded not guilty on Tuesday, issuing his plea in a court filing.

Meadows followed his former boss, former President Donald Trump, who had pleaded not guilty last week. Meadows faces 2 felony counts, while Trump faces 13. The same is true for other defendants. Other defendants are seeking the same move.