Trump Refuses To Let Fani Willis Off The Hook

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( – Nine co-defendants, including former President Donald Trump, have filed a motion in the state court of appeals calling for Democrat Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis to not be allowed to remain in the case.

The 19 co-defendants are all facing charges relating to the alleged interference with the 2020 election results in Georgia. Since then four co-defendants have accepted plea deals relating to the state.

In 2020 during the presidential election, Trump had lost the state to President Joe Biden by a little under 11,779 votes.

On March 5, Georgia Superior Court Judge Scott McAfee ruled that Willis would be allowed to continue with their investigation, while lead prosecutor Nathan Wade was removed from the case as she had previously been appointed. The reason why Wade ended up resigning so shortly after the ruling is that he was found to be in a romantic relationship with Willis.

The defense has argued that Willis and Wade had taken advantage of their position and used the money received in other to pay for lavish vacations. However, in his ruling, McAfee pointed out that the evidence was insufficient to show any clear impropriety of a “conflict of interest.” However, he did note in the ruling that there was an “appearance of impropriety.”

In the new appeal, the defense has argued that Willis needs to be disqualified because of the statements she makes outside of her office which they argue is inflammatory.

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