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Appeals Court To Weigh Trump’s Bid To Disqualify Fulton County DA

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On Wednesday, the Georgia Court of Appeals agreed to review former President Donald Trump’s application to appeal Judge Scott McAfee’s ruling to keep embattled Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis on the case.

The district attorney’s office had opposed the move. 

“Upon consideration of the Application for Interlocutory Appeal, it is ordered that it be hereby GRANTED,” read the one-page ruling from the Georgia Court of Appeals. 

Judge McAfee’s order in March said that special prosecutor Nathan Wade had to be removed in order to keep Willis from disqualification in the Trump election interference case in Georgia. Willis and Wade were alleged to have had an “improper” romantic affair.

Trump and his co-defendants contended that McAfee’s factual findings made clear the romance amounted to more than just an apparent conflict of interest.  

“If this law means anything, the trial court’s actual findings here establish an actual conflict,” their application for an appeal read. 

Steve Sadow, who represents Trump in the case, welcomed the development.

“President Trump looks forward to presenting interlocutory arguments to the Georgia Court of Appeals as to why the case should be dismissed and Fulton County DA Willis should be disqualified for her misconduct in this unjustified, unwarranted political persecution,” Trump attorney Steve Sadow said in a statement. 

This is a breaking news story. Please check back for updates.

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