Fani Willis Speaks Out Against ‘Weapons’ Before Disqualification Ruling

Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis has spoken out against the “weapons” against her and her office in an awards acceptance speech, just days after testifying in a disqualification hearing connected to her election interference case against former President Donald Trump. Willis’s office is prosecuting Trump and 18 other co-defendants in connection with allegations that the former president led efforts to overturn his loss to President Joe Biden in Georgia in 2020. One of Trump’s co-defendants, Michael Roman, brought allegations of misconduct against Willis and claimed that there was a conflict of interest due to her personal relationship with the special prosecutor she hired for the case. Both Roman, an ex-campaign staffer of Trump’s, and the former president have pleaded not guilty to the charges brought against them by Willis.

Willis addressed the current challenges to her office using Biblical references while accepting a Black History Achievement Award. She did not directly address the outstanding disqualification ruling involving Trump’s case, but she did speak about a “lesson” that she has learned through passages of the Bible that have been sent to her recently.

McAfee is expected to issue a ruling on efforts to disqualify Willis and Wade in the coming weeks, although many legal experts already predict that Roman’s motion will not be granted. Former U.S. attorney Barbara McQuade wrote in a post to X, formerly Twitter, that “nothing about this affects the fair trial rights of Trump and co-defendants.”

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