Trump and codefendants appeal judge’s ruling that allows Fani Willis to remain on Georgia election case

by | Mar 29, 2024

President Trump and multiple co-defendants in the Georgia election subversion case are appealing a judge's ruling that permitted Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis to remain on the case.

The defense attorneys filed a request with the Georgia Court of Appeals on Friday to reverse Judge Scott McAfee's initial decision. McAfee's ruling allowed Willis and her office to proceed with the case, provided that her top prosecutor, Nathan Wade, resigned.

Although Nathan Wade has withdrawn from the case, defense attorneys are still pushing for the appellate court to disqualify the entire Fulton County District Attorney's office from handling the election subversion case.

“The erroneous failure to disqualify a prosecutor is a structural error that would not just cause substantial error at trial – it would render each and every trial in this case a nullity,” Trump’s lawyers wrote in the appeal, adding that “It is neither prudent nor efficient to require the courts, the parties, or taxpayers to run the significant and avoidable risk of having to go through this painful, divisive, and expensive process more than once when an existing structural error can be remedied by this Court now.”

Read the appeal here.

Source: CNN

 

 

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