Legal Analysts

Tuesday, August 29, 2023

Newsmax: Attorney Andrew Lieb Discusses Hearing in Mark Meadows' Removal Motion

Attorney Andrew Lieb appeared on Newsmax on 8/26/2023 to discuss the latest developments in the January 6th prosecution cases. He noted that there will be a crucial hearing where Judge Jones will hear arguments on Mark Meadows' motion to remove his case to federal court on 8/28/2023.

Lieb explained that Meadows is arguing he was acting within his capacity as White House Chief of Staff during the events of January 6th. However, testifying about his subjective beliefs could be problematic for Meadows as a criminal defendant. Lieb said the outcome of Meadows' removal motion will be closely watched, as it could influence whether former President Trump pursues a similar federal court strategy.

Lieb also weighed in on the challenges of prosecuting all 19 January 6th defendants together. He doubted the logistics of fitting all the defendants, attorneys, and evidence into one courtroom. Through upcoming motion practice, Lieb expects attempts to either move the cases or split them apart for trial.