Court Could Refer Fani Willis for Prosecution After New Evidence: Attorney

Following the disclosure of new evidence, attorney and legal analyst Jonathan Turley has cautioned that Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis might face referral for prosecution by a Georgia court. Willis and Nathan Wade, the prosecutor she hired in 2021 to lead the racketeering case against former President Donald Trump, have been under fire for a personal relationship that ended in the summer of 2023. Trump and 18 co-defendants have been accused of conspiring to overturn Joe Biden’s 2020 election win in Georgia.

The former president has pleaded not guilty to all charges and claims that the case is politically motivated as he is the GOP frontrunner in the 2024 election. In an attempt to disqualify Willis and her team and get his charges dropped, Michael Roman, a former Trump campaign staffer and one of the co-defendants in the case, brought forward allegations of a personal relationship between Willis and Wade in early January. Turley, a professor at George Washington University Law School, testified during Bill Clinton’s impeachment inquiry in 1998 and at an impeachment hearing for Trump in 2019. He also noted that there is a growing appearance of impropriety and possible conflicts of interest in the case.

Willis and Wade should “step aside” in Trump’s Georgia case, adding that their “problems are escalating.” He said that the response of Willis and Wade is now eclipsing the original allegations, and they have placed their personal interests before the case and the office. However, there are now alleging of false filings with the court and even perjury. It is unclear if the Trump team’s new filing will delay or alter McAfee’s pending ruling.

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