22 Jul 2024

Judge throws out 6 counts of Trump's Georgia election interference indictment

The ruling is a win for Trump and several of his co-defendants, who filed to dismiss the counts on the grounds that they were legally deficient.

Judge McAfee essentially agreed, writing that they "fail to allege sufficient detail regarding the nature of their commission." He said the "lack of detail concerning an essential legal element" is "fatal."

"They do not give the Defendants enough information to prepare their defenses intelligently, as the Defendants could have violated the Constitutions and thus the statute in dozens, if not hundreds, of distinct ways," the order says.

The judge's order quashes three of the 13 counts against former Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani, who now faces 10 counts.