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Judge Rules If DA Fani Willis May Remain On Georgia Election Case

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A Georgia judge ruled that Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis (D) or the prosecutor she had a romantic relationship with must step aside before the office can continue its election interference case against former President Donald Trump and codefendants.

The Hill has more:

Judge Scott McAfee ruled on Friday that Willis’s once-romantic relationship with special prosecutor Nathan Wade constituted an appearance of conflict of interest in the racketeering case and barred the prosecutors from continuing to oversee it unless either Willis or Wade leaves the case. 

“[T]he established record now highlights a significant appearance of impropriety that infects the current structure of the prosecution team — an appearance that must be removed through the State’s selection of one of two options. The Defendants’ motions are therefore granted in part,” McAfee wrote in his 23-page ruling.

The Trump prosecution was sidetracked by the probe into Willis and Wade’s relationship. In over three days of hearings, defense attorneys sought to prove that Willis hired her romantic partner to prosecute Trump and has since benefitted from his appointment in the form of lavish vacations they took together.

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