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HUGE: Georgia Court Agrees To Hear Fani Willis Disqualification Appeal


All eyes are on Manhattan these days as Donald Trump faces trial in the so-called “hush money” case.

But in Georgia, a district attorney critics say has been compromised in more ways than one remains in control of a separate case against the presumptive GOP presidential candidate.

In a major announcement this week, however, an appeals court in that state confirmed that it would consider the Trump team’s case in a move that could result in Fani Willis being disqualified.

As CBS News reported:

The Georgia Court of Appeals on Wednesday 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 former President Donald Trump because of a personal relationship Willis had with a prosecutor.

Steve Sadow, Trump’s lawyer in the Fulton County case, said on social media that the court granted Trump’s appeal of Judge Scott McAfee’s decision to allow Willis to continue leading the prosecution. McAfee’s ruling, though, required Nathan Wade, then a special prosecutor who was romantically involved with Willis, to withdraw from the case. Wade resigned in the wake of McAfee’s decision.

The Georgia Court of Appeals issued a brief order granting Trump’s request that it take up his appeal. It’s unclear when arguments will be held.

“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,” Sadow said in a statement.

The district attorney’s office declined to comment.

News of the development quickly spread far and wide on social media:

Criticism of the district attorney is readily available on the same platform:

And here’s how she responded to a Georgia state Senate investigation into her actions, per Fox News:

Fulton County, Georgia, District Attorney Fani Willis suggested the state Senate’s investigation into her was “unlawful” and indicated she would not cooperate with a subpoena from them.

“Well, first of all, I don’t even think they have the authority to subpoena me, but they need to learn the law,” Willis said after being asked if she would appear in front of a Georgia Senate committee without being required by a subpoena.

When a reporter pressed her on it, asking “yes or no” if she would appear, Willis said, “I will not appear to anything that is unlawful.”

The cable news network offered some additional coverage of the appeals court’s decision:



 

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