The South Carolina Supreme Court unanimously ruled on Tuesday that former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows must testify before a special Georgia grand jury investigating interference in the 2020 election.
The state Supreme Court upheld a lower court ruling late last month that ordered Meadows to comply with a subpoena from the Fulton County investigation.
“We have reviewed the arguments raised by [Meadows] and find them 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 approval from a South Carolina judge before he 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’s unclear if that date will remain the same.
Former President Trump’s former chief of staff is the latest GOP figure to unsuccessfully fight a legal battle against subpoenas from the Fulton County inquiry. Sen. Lindsey Graham (RS.C.) appeared before the special grand jury last week after the Supreme Court rejected his efforts to block the subpoena.
Willis launched the investigation following Trump’s now infamous call to Georgian Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (R) in January 2021, in which the former president asked Raffensperger to ‘find’ 11,780 additional votes in the state.
The Fulton County prosecutor previously said the special grand jury could complete its work and begin issuing indictments by the end of the year.