More co-defendants in Georgia case appeal ruling permitting Fani Willis to remain on case

by | May 14, 2024

Several co-defendants in Trump’s Georgia election case, including Mark Meadows, Rudy Giuliani, Cathy Latham, and Michael Roman, filed appeals on Monday challenging the ruling that permitted Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis to remain on the case, requesting her removal.

Following multiple hearings regarding allegations of a romantic relationship between former special prosecutor Nathan Wade and Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis, Fulton County Superior Court Judge Scott McAfee ruled that Willis could continue on the case if Wade resigned. Wade resigned on the same day as McAfee's ruling.

Willis and Wade have acknowledged their past relationship, stating that it ended the previous summer. However, they have maintained that it does not pose any conflict of interest and is irrelevant to the case at hand.

Following suit, Trump and his legal team filed an appeal contending that the indictment should have been dismissed and that Willis and her team should have been disqualified from the case. Now, several others are pursuing similar appeals. The Georgia Court of Appeals announced that it would review the ruling from last week.

The appeals court's decision to hear the appeal will almost certainly cause further delays in the case, making it unlikely to reach trial before the 2024 election.

 

Source: WSBTV

 

 

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