Appeals Court Agrees To Hear Fani Willis Case Seeking Her Disqualification

Appeals Court Agrees To Hear Fani Willis Case Seeking Her Disqualification

The Georgia State Court of Appeals has put Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis on notice after the panel agreed to hear arguments in an effort to disqualify her from the case she filed against former President Donald Trump and 19 co-defendants.

Despite his previous finding of “a significant appearance of impropriety” in her actions, Judge Scott McAfee ruled in March that Willis could stay on the case if she dismissed special prosecutor Nathan Wade, whom she was seeing romantically and allegedly benefitted financially from his appointment. Defendants in the case immediately sought review of McAfee’s ruling after it was issued, arguing that the issue was “of the utmost importance to this case.”

“President Trump looks forward to presenting interlocutory arguments to the Georgia Court of Appeals as to why the case should be dismissed and Fulton County DA Willis should be disqualified for her misconduct in this unjustified, unwarranted political persecution,” Trump’s lead defense counsel Steve Sadow said in a statement provided to the Daily Caller.

McAfee’s ruling raised “reasonable questions” about the veracity of the testimonies from Willis and Wade regarding when their relationship started. Both claimed it began in 2022, after Wade’s appointment, but a long-time friend of Willis testified that it actually started in 2019.

Defendants argued that simply disqualifying Wade was “is insufficient to cure the appearance of impropriety the Court has determined exists.” They argued that the appeal of the matter should not be delayed until after any trial.

“As noted, should such review not occur until after any trial in this case and these decisions were ultimately reversed on appeal, such reversal would likely require the retrial of every convicted defendant without any additional showing of error or prejudice,” the defendants argued.

Famed attorney and Harvard Law professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz said last month he believes that Willis should be on trial for her actions in the case against Trump and his codefendants.

He said that the District Attorney committed the “worst crimes that I’ve seen prosecutors commit,” Newsmax reported.

“She ought to be on trial for perjury, conspiracy to commit perjury, witness tampering,” he said on the Newsmax show “Newsline.” “The evidence is overwhelming that she committed perjury, including technical scientific evidence and several witnesses.”

He spoke about Wade and how he took her on expensive vacations, which she claims to have paid back in cash without presenting any evidence.

“Essentially, she got kickbacks for appointing this highly unqualified person to head the prosecution,” he said. “I sure hope the appellate court takes the case and throws her out of the case and recommends that there be a criminal investigation … we have to have an independent prosecutor of some kind looking into what is an open and shut case of perjury.”


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