ABC News is reporting that former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows has made a deal with special counsel Jack Smith to testify in the federal trial concerning Donald Trump’s schemes to overturn the 2020 election.
The sources said Meadows informed Smith’s team that he repeatedly told Trump in the weeks after the 2020 presidential election that the allegations of significant voting fraud coming to them were baseless, a striking break from Trump’s prolific rhetoric regarding the election. …
“Obviously we didn’t win,” a source quoted Meadows as telling Smith’s team in hindsight.
It was known that Meadows had met with Smith’s team several times, but this is the first report that Meadows has actually reached a deal to testify. According to ABC, Meadows has been granted immunity for this testimony. There’s no indication he is pleading guilty to any charges at this point.
On a day when Trump was already facing a raft of flippers, this is the big one.