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 September 15, 2023

Judge rejects Fani Willis's attempts to try all 19 Trump defendants together

Fulton County Superior Court Judge Scott McAfee has rejected efforts by District Attorney Fani Willis (D) to try former President Donald Trump and his 18 co-defendants together.

McAfee wrote in his bombshell decision that, "The Court joins the skepticism expressed by several federal courts that denying severance always ensures efficiency, especially in ‘mega trials’ such as this."

Willis was determined all 19 together but many were skeptical of the strategy from the beginning.

Right now, just two of Trump's co-defendants will be tried in October due to them invoking their right to a speedy trial.

As for Trump and the others, trial dates have yet to be set and this gives Trump's overworked legal team some room to breath while giving them a much needed win against Willis and her zealous prosecution.

Intense battle ahead

For Trump, the war is just beginning and the battle to defeat Willis's indictment will be a hard one.

Kenneth Chesebro and Sidney Powell, both former attorney's for Trump, will be tried next month to satisfy their right to a speedy trial but they will be tried together.

While Chesebro argued that pairing his trial with Powell's made no sense, McAfee seemed to disagree.

McAfee wrote, "The Defendants’ judicial economy concerns simply do not outweigh the resources expended through an additional trial, the shuttering of a second judge’s docket, and the resultant delay to a multitude of other criminal and civil cases, many of which involve inmates in lengthy pretrial confinement."

Nonetheless, McAfee seems to be concerned about preserving the rights of each defendant which ultimately caused him to reject a singular trial for Trump and his co-defendants.

McAfee wrote, "The precarious ability of the Court to safeguard each defendant's due process rights and ensure adequate pretrial preparation on the current accelerated track weighs heavily, if not decisively, in favor of severance."

Political hit job

Willis knows her case is precarious at best and needs every advantage she can get in order to score a conviction.

Multiple legal experts have analyzed the indictment against Trump and found that it is overtly political. Furthermore, the indictment could create a dangerous precedent for election lawyers in the unlikely event of a conviction.

Trump is facing four different indictments and defeating them will go a long way towards showing the American people just how corrupt the justice system is thanks to Democrats.

Written By:
Robert Hoel

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