Disqualification is “possible” for Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis his case against former President Donald Trump, ” Fulton County Judge Scott McAfee said during a hearing Monday.
If the judge determines Thursday that Willis engaged in a real conflict of interest with her lover and fellow prosecutor, Willis would be removed from the case, giving Trump a massive victory in the Georgia election interference case.
Willis admitted in a court filing to a relationship with Nathan Wade, whom she appointed to prosecute Trump, but denied that the relationship interfered in the case.
Trump and co-defendant Mike Roman accused Willis and Wade of corruption for:
- Maintaining an inappropriate romantic relationship
- Getting rich from taxpayer-funded lawsuits
- Meeting with Biden administration officials before indicting Trump and co-defendants
“I think it is clear that disqualification can occur if evidence is produced demonstrating an actual conflict or the appearance of a conflict,” Judge McAfee said. “The state admitted the existence of a relationship. It therefore remains to prove the existence and extent of any financial advantage, if any. And so, because I think it is possible that the facts alleged by the defendant could result in disqualification, I think an evidentiary hearing should be held to establish the case on these primary allegations.
“I think the questions that arise here are whether a relationship existed, whether that relationship was romantic in nature or not, when it formed and whether it continues. And that is only relevant because it is combined with the question of the existence and extent of any personal benefit resulting from their relationship,” he added.
Wade and Willis, among others, will have to testify Thursday, despite Willis’ attempt to prevent his testimony, the judge ruled.
Willis’ legal team protested the judge’s decision. “What they would say, they would in no way support the wild speculation included in this motion,” Fulton County Prosecutor Anna Cross pleaded with the judge.
“This is a serious matter. These are serious accusations,” Cross added. “The defense is gossiping about you…and the court should not tolerate this practice. »
Wendell Husebo is a political reporter at Breitbart News and a former GOP War Room analyst. He is the author of Politics of slave morality. Follow Wendell on “X” @WendellHusebø or on Social truth @WendellHusebo.