Fani Willis Booted From Trump’s Georgia Case?

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( – Reports surfaced Monday that the Georgia Court of Appeals had docketed oral arguments in the effort by former President Donald Trump to disqualify Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis from the election interference case. 

Oral arguments in the case are scheduled for October 4 and would have until March 2025 to rule, meaning it is unlikely the case goes to trial before the November 5 election. 

According to Axios, the scheduling is a win for the former President, who has pursued delays in four separate criminal indictments to guarantee they’re only conducted after November’s election. 

As part of those efforts, Trump has been attempting to remove Willis from the case into election interference because of a romantic relationship she had with Nathan Wade, a prosecutor she hired to assist in managing the case. 

In March, Willis received a rebuke from Fulton County Superior Judge Scott McAfee for her “tremendous lapse in judgment.” However, McAfee ruled Willis could remain on the case if Wade withdrew — which he did later that same day. 

Despite Wade’s removal from the case, the former President argues Willis still has a conflict of interest, given she paid Wade six figures and traveled with him. 

But Willis argues allegations she has a conflict of interest are politically motivated.

In August of last year, a grand jury indicted the former President and 18 others, accusing them of illegally attempting to overturn the state’s 2020 election results, where President Joe Biden defeated then-President Trump by fewer than 12,000 votes. 

Four of the 19 defendants have pleaded guilty to the charges they face, while the remaining 15, including Trump, have pleaded not guilty.

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