NewsTrump Files Motion Against Fani Willis’ Disqualification Decision 

Trump Files Motion Against Fani Willis’ Disqualification Decision 

Anything to get her off the case….

According to the motion — filed on behalf of Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Mark Meadows, Jeffrey Clark, Robert Cheeley, Michael Roman, David Shafer, Harrison Floyd, and Cathleen Latham — the defense team doesn’t believe Judge Scott McAfee’s dismissal of Special Prosecutor Nathan Wade was good enough. Instead, they feel Willis and her entire office should be dismissed.

Lead defense counsel Steve Sadow says the team finds the DA’s actions improper and leaves an “odor of mendacity.” The motion notes that the Court found that Willis’ actions created an appearance of impropriety and an “odor of mendacity” that lingers in this case, but it nonetheless refused to dismiss the case or disqualify her. 

“The motion further notes that the Court found Georgia case law lacks controlling precedent for the standard for disqualification of a prosecuting attorney for forensic misconduct. For these reasons, among others, the Court’s Order is ripe for pretrial appellate review.”

If the application is granted, it’s in the hands of the Court of Appeals, who will decide if the appeal will be heard. 

However, things stopped after Roman filed a motion to spotlight Willis and Wade’s relationship, filing a motion to disqualify her and her team over allegations of an “improper” relationship. Trump’s defense team wanted the judge to disqualify Willis’ team from the case or have the charges thrown out, according to CNN, due to a potential conflict of interest. 

After McAfee decided to keep Willis on the case, Wade, who testified that his romantic involvement with Willis was over, resigned effective immediately. 

If Willis’ office had been disqualified, it would have been transferred to Georgia’s Prosecuting Attorneys’ Council to be reassigned, which, depending on who took over, may derail the racketeering case.

Source: Black Enterprise

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