Trump accuses DA Fani Willis of orchestrating ‘calculated plan to prejudice’ Georgia jurors against him

by | Mar 6, 2024

President Donald Trump has criticized Fani Willis in a new court filing, alleging her involvement in a “calculated plan to prejudice” potential jurors against him and his co-defendants in the Georgia election interference case.

Willis is currently facing challenges in retaining her position as district attorney of Fulton County, responsible for overseeing the case against Trump, amidst allegations regarding her relationship with the lead prosecutor, Nathan Wade.

After hearings last week, Willis filed a legal document on Tuesday asserting that she should continue handling the case as her opponents did not substantiate “an actual conflict of interest.”

However, lawyers for Trump swiftly responded, contending that she had solely addressed arguments related to forensic misconduct.

The filing alleged: “Our case implicates far more appalling and unforgivable types of forensic misconduct- deliberately stoking racial and religious prejudice against defense counsel and the defendants, testifying under oath untruthfully, and committing fraud upon the tribunal — in the prosecution of the defendants.”

In the Trump filing, he accused her of recklessly deploying both the race and religion card in her speech, which he alleged was a deliberate strategy to bias defense counsel and the defendants among potential Fulton County jurors.

The document further alleged that Willis and Wade provided false testimony during a court hearing regarding a crucial factual matter — the timing of their “personal relationship” initiation, particularly whether it commenced before Wade's employment.

Willis and Wade asserted that their relationship began in 2022 and denied any conflict of interest. However, Trump and his co-defendants presented witnesses who testified that they were romantically involved as early as 2019.

Judge Scott McAfee stated his intention to decide on whether Willis will remain on the case within the next two weeks.

Source: New York Post

 

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