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 February 13, 2024

Georgia judge says Fani Willis could be disqualified from Trump election case

Fulton County prosecutor Fani Willis' year started bad, and it looks like it's about to become much worse -- and downright humiliating. 

According to Breitbart, Fulton County Judge Scott McAfee dropped a bombshell this week in saying that Willis could ultimately be disqualified in her case against former President Donald Trump given her shocking relationship with the prosecutor in charge of the case.

Last month it was revealed that Willis engaged in an inappropriate romantic and financial relationship with prosecutor Nathan Wade, according to court filings.

The two have been under investigation since the revelations, and it appears that the situation will come to a head -- possibly resulting in Willis' removal.

What's happening?

Trump's election interference case out of Georgia could be blown straight out of the water if Willis is disqualified.

While Willis has admitted that she had a relationship with Wade (and even played the race card in her defense), she insisted that the relationship didn't interfere with the Trump case, though many disagree, including Trump and co-defendant Mike Roman.

Judge McAfee laid it all out this week, explaining why Willis could realistically be disqualified.

"I think it’s clear that disqualification can occur if evidence is produced demonstrating an actual conflict or the appearance of one," Judge McAfee said.

He added, "The state has admitted a relationship existed. And so what remains to be proven is the existence and extent of any financial benefit, again if there even was one. And so because I think its possible that the facts alleged by the defendant could result in disqualification, I think an evidentiary hearing must occur to establish the record on those core allegations."

Testimonies this week

Willis and Wade will testify on Thursday, and the judge made it clear that if certain allegations are proven, Willis will likely be out, handing Trump and his lawyers an unprecedented legal victory.

"I think the issues at point here are whether a relationship existed, whether that relationship was romantic or non-romantic in nature, when it formed, and whether it continues. And that’s only relevant because it’s in combination with the question of the existence and extent of any personal benefit conveyed as a result of their relationship," the judge said.

Not surprisingly, Fulton County prosecutor Anna Cross called the bombshell revelations "gossip" and "wild speculation" as her office, including Willis and Wade, scramble to avoid the extreme embarrassment that's likely to come next.

Only time will tell what happens, but many believe Willis is in her last days of prosecuting the former president.

Written By:
Ryan Ledendecker

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