Former President Donald Trump is warning about the intense pressure that co-defendants like former chief of staff Mark Meadows are under to testify against him across his various trials, writing that Meadows may have taken his recent immunity deal in exchange for saying “bad things” about his former boss.
Writing on Truth Social, President Trump acknowledged the consequences of the prosecution that Meadows, former White House Chief of Staff, may be avoiding by testifying multiple times to Biden Justice Department special counsel Jack Smith about his involvement in challenging the results of the 2020 elections. Some include prison time, financial pain, and estrangement from family.
“I don’t think Mark Meadows would lie about the Rigged and Stollen 2020 Presidential Election merely for getting IMMUNITY against Prosecution (PERSECUTION!) by Deranged Prosecutor, Jack Smith,” Trump wrote Monday night.
“BUT, when you really think about it, after being hounded like a dog for three years, told you’ll be going to jail for the rest of your life, your money and your family will be forever gone, and we’re not at all interested in exposing those that did the RIGGING — If you say BAD THINGS about that terrible ‘MONSTER,’ DONALD J. TRUMP, we won’t put you in prison, you can keep your family and your wealth.”
I don’t think Mark Meadows would lie about the Rigged and Stollen 2020 Presidential Election merely for getting IMMUNITY against Prosecution (PERSECUTION!) by Deranged Prosecutor, Jack Smith. BUT, when you really think about it, after being hounded like a dog for three years,…
— Donald J. Trump Posts From His Truth Social (@TrumpDailyPosts) October 25, 2023
“Some people would make that deal, but they are weaklings and cowards, and so bad for the future of our Failing Nation. I don’t think that Mark Meadows is one of them, but who really knows?”
Sources close to Smith’s investigation told ABC News that Meadows has testified at least three times under oath and distanced himself from Trump’s claims of a stolen election, claiming he told the 45th president multiple times in the months following the 2020 election that his claims of voter fraud were nonexistent.
Nevertheless, Meadows was charged by Smith as well as in Georgia as part of an alleged conspiracy to overturn the state’s election results and convince state lawmakers to accept a slate of alternate delegates that would help tip the outcome of the election back toward President Trump.
Sources also claim that Meadows called President Trump “dishonest” for claiming victory in the hours after polls closed and before all votes were counted.