Fulton County DA Fani Willis Suffers Major Setback In Prosecution Of Donald Trump, Likely Putting Trial On Hold Until After Election

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(PJ Media) While Democrats are basking in their victory with Donald Trump’s conviction in New York, the polls and his fundraising numbers show it won’t be enough to stop the Trump Train. Of course, their election interference wasn’t limited to the New York case. There are also cases in Florida and Georgia, but those aren’t going so well. In fact, the case in Georgia has suffered a major setback.

In March, Fulton County, Ga., Superior Court Judge Scott McAfee ruled that Willis could continue prosecuting Donald Trump and 18 other co-defendants on corruption charges, as long as she fired Nathan Wade, the prosecutor she had hired while the two were romantically involved. Willis not only paid him more money than someone of his experience should earn, but the two took vacations together and potentially misused state funds.

In Willis’s own words, she deserved to be removed from the case and her job. In 2020, while running for district attorney, she declared that the people of Fulton County “deserve a DA that won’t have sex with his employees [and] won’t put money in their own pocket.”

The disgraceful ruling was a major win for Fani Willis. Evidence presented at her conflict of interest hearing revealed that she lied about the start of her relationship with Nathan Wade. Despite this, she wasn’t disqualified or disbarred as she should have been, and her lover quickly resigned, allowing Willis to stay on the case.

Despite McAfee’s ruling, he granted the certificate of immediate review Trump and eight of his co-defendants requested in the racketeering case. They subsequently petitioned the Georgia Court of Appeals to consider the disqualification battle before the commencement of the trial.

On Monday, the Georgia appeals court scheduled oral arguments for Oct. 4 for the disqualification of Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis.

This development is great news for Donald Trump, as it all but guarantees that his RICO trial won’t happen before the election.

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