Appeals court to review Judge’s decision to keep Fani Willis on Trump’s Georgia case

by | May 8, 2024

The Georgia Court of Appeals has agreed to review a decision by a Fulton County Superior Court judge who declined to disqualify District Attorney Fani Willis and her office from the 2020 election case against President Trump due to a personal relationship Willis had with a prosecutor.

Steve Sadow, Trump's lawyer in the Fulton County case, announced on social media that the court has granted Trump's appeal of Judge Scott McAfee's decision to permit Willis to proceed with prosecuting the case. McAfee's ruling necessitated Nathan Wade, a special prosecutor romantically involved with Willis, to withdraw from the case, leading to Wade's resignation following McAfee's decision.

Fani Willis announced on Monday that she would not testify before a Republican-led Georgia state Senate panel conducting an investigation into her actions. Speaking at an event where she received endorsements from numerous local Black religious leaders, Willis suggested that the committee may lack the authority to subpoena her.

Following her statements, Lt. Gov. Burt Jones, a potential candidate for governor in Georgia's upcoming 2026 gubernatorial race, stated on X (formerly known as Twitter), “If subpoenaed by the Committee, she will be required to appear or she will be in violation of Georgia law. This is what treating everybody evenly looks like, even if DA Willis doesn't like being held accountable.”

 

Source: Atlanta News First

Source: CBS News

Source: The Hill

 

 

 

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