Appeals Court to Hear Trump’s Appeal On Fani Willis Request

( – The election interference case against Former President Trump’s in Georgia has been beset by drama over the District Attorney’s affair with one of the top prosecutors she hired for the case. While some believed the drama was finished and the case would be able to move on, it appears the drama isn’t over yet, as an appeals court agreed to review the decision that has allowed Fulton County DA Fani Willis to remain on the case.

The case against Trump was originally derailed after bombshell revelations that Willis was having an affair with one of her top prosecutors, Nathan Wade, thereby financially benefitting from hiring him. Back in March of this year, the presiding judge in the case, Scott McAfee, ruled that Wade needed to be removed from the case after their “improper” affair was revealed, but McAfee ruled that Willis could stay on. However, Trump’s team has appealed the ruling, and McAfee has allowed it, meaning the Georgia Court of Appeals will be reviewing the decision. If the Court of Appeals sides with the defense, Willis will be removed from the case.

Willis has claimed that her affair with Wade did not begin until early 2022, well after she hired him as special prosecutor in November 2021. However, testimony from witnesses during the hearings indicate that their relationship began in 2019. Willis has also claimed that despite records showing that Wade paid for the majority of their vacations and expenses together, she paid him back in cash, which is why there are no financial records of her reimbursing him.

Trump’s legal team has argued that Willis should be disqualified from the case due to her misconduct. Steve Sadow, one of Trump’s attorneys, stated that Willis should be removed from the case, but described the case against Trump as “unwarranted political persecution.”

Legal scholars now believe the case against Trump will not go to trial until 2025 at the soonest.

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