Donald Trump Slams Fani Willis’ Defense

Donald Trump has criticized defense attorneys’ questioning during Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis’ disqualification hearing in the Georgia election interference case against the former president. Willis is prosecuting Trump for alleged election interference following the 2020 presidential race. Attorneys representing Michael Roman, one of the co-defendants, are seeking to disqualify Willis due to her relationship with Nathan Wade, an attorney Willis hired as the case’s lead prosecutor. Defense lawyers allege the pair benefited financially from taxpayer money. Willis has denied any wrongdoing.

During Thursday’s testimony, Wade testified that Willis reimbursed him in cash for trips the two took together. Roman’s attorney, Ashleigh Merchant, pressed Wade on how these trips were paid for, and he replied that the trip expenses were roughly split evenly between the two and that any reimbursements Willis made were in cash. Both legal experts and Trump supporters have raised concerns about these cash reimbursements.

Willis’ investigation of the former president examined his January 2, 2021, call to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger and an alleged plot to submit a false slate of pro-Trump electors from Georgia to the Electoral College. Trump has insisted on his innocence in the Georgia case and has pleaded not guilty to all charges.

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