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Appeals Court Strikes Blow To Fani Willis, REOPENS Bid To Have Her Disqualified!

Ah, another day of drama in the courts.

We see that Georgia’s state Court of Appeals just made it official: they’re giving Trump a shot!

At what? At appealing the decision to keep Fani Willis in charge of those election interference charges from 2020.

It’s a no brainer!

And so now Trump’s got a 10-day window to file his notice of appeal. I’m sure its already prepared and ready to go!

This courtroom showdown just took an interesting twist!

NBC News reports:

Georgia’s state Court of Appeals said Wednesday that it will consider an appeal from former President Donald Trump challenging the decision not to disqualify Fani Willis as the district attorney overseeing the 2020 election interference charges against him.

The order said that Trump can file a notice of appeal within the next 10 days.

A lawyer for Trump, Steve Sadow, said in a statement that the former president “looks forward” to arguing before the appeals court that the case should be dismissed and Willis disqualified “for her misconduct in this unjustified, unwarranted political persecution.”

The DA’s office declined to comment.

The judge presiding over the case, Scott McAfee, ruled in mid-March that Willis shouldn’t be disqualified from prosecuting Trump and his co-defendants despite their allegation that she had a conflict of interest in the case. They accused Willis of misconduct, alleging she financially benefited from her relationship with special prosecutor Nathan Wade, which led to days of testimony in court about their romance.

McAfee ultimately decided found the “appearance of impropriety” created by their personal relationship should result in either Willis or Wade leaving the case. Hours later, Willis’ office confirmed Wade had resigned and she had accepted his resignation.

ABC News dds:

In a statement, Trump attorney Steve Sadow said, “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.”

The Fulton County DA’s office declined to comment to ABC News.

In March, Judge McAfee declined to disqualify Willis, the Fulton County DA, based on allegations that she and prosecutor Nathan Wade conspired to bring the election interference case to enrich themselves with public money.

An attorney for Mike Roman, who first filed the disqualification motion in January, said in a statement to ABC News that they are “very pleased” with the decision and “feel confident” Willis will be disqualified.

“We are very pleased that the Georgia Court of Appeals agreed that this was an issue of such great importance that it required to be heard prior to any trial in this case,” Ashleigh Merchant, Roman’s attorney, said in the statement. “We feel confident that, when it reviews the clear evidence of conflict in this case, the Court of Appeals will agree with us and disqualify Ms. Willis and her entire office from further prosecution of this matter and require that a neutral prosecutor be appointed to review whether these charges are even appropriate.”

Legal experts tell ABC News that while the appeals court’s ruling does not automatically pause the interference case, it is very possible the case will be significantly delayed, further reducing the likelihood that there will be a trial in Georgia before the presidential election.

Once the appeal is docketed, said an order from the court on the disqualification issue can take up to six months, experts said. Judge McAfee had vowed to keep the case going during this time, but Trump and his codefendants can now ask for a stay while the appeal works its way through the system.

Their plans are crumbling, indeed.


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