An Atlanta judge said Monday he will hold a hearing later this week on the romance between the two prosecutors pursuing an election interference case against former President Donald J. Trump and a number of his allies.
Revelations about the relationship and accusations from defense lawyers that it caused a conflict of interest created turmoil around the case. The defense is seeking to disqualify both prosecutors — Fulton County District Attorney Fani T. Willis and Nathan J. Wade, whom it hired to lead the case.
“It is clear that a disqualification can occur if evidence is produced demonstrating an actual conflict or the appearance of a conflict,” Fulton County Superior Court Judge Scott McAfee said at a hearing Monday after -noon.
He added that “because I believe it is possible that the facts alleged by the defendant could result in disqualification, I believe an evidentiary hearing should be held to establish the case on these primary allegations.” »
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