Judge Drops 6 of the 41 Charges Against Trump in Georgia

(ConservativeInsider.org) – On Wednesday, March 13th, an Atlanta judge dismissed six of the charges against former President Donald Trump in the election interference case in Georgia.

Scott McAfee, a judge on the Fulton Superior Court, ruled that six of the 41 charges against Trump and his co-defendants did not include enough specific details about what crime the defendants were soliciting. This leaves 35 charges against Trump and his co-defendants still intact.

Several people, including Judge McAfee and a law professor at Georgia State University named Anthony Michael Kreis, have noted that the problem with the charges could be fixed easily by adding details to the charges. This leaves the door open for Fani Willis, the Fulton County District Attorney who has been making news of her own, to update the indictment to get the charges re-filed.

Three of the dropped charges were against Trump, leaving ten charges still against him alone. The dropped charges related to allegations that he asked Georgia officials, including Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to “find” the votes necessary for Trump to win the election.

In his statement, McAfee stated that the “lack of detail” from the prosecutors do not include enough information for the defendants to “prepare their defenses intelligently.” He expressed that despite some of the charges being thrown out, it doesn’t mean “the entire indictment is dismissed.”

Former US attorney and CNN Legal Analyst Michael Moore said this may mean the case won’t go to trial in 2024.

This hurdle for the prosecution is just another layer of drama in the case that’s been dominating headlines for weeks. Willis has faced allegations from the defense that she had an improper relationship with Nathan Wade, who she hired as a prosecutor on the case. Attorneys for Trump have argued that Willis needs to be disqualified from the case because she financially benefited from hiring Wade. Though Willis and Wade have admitted to a relationship, they claim it began after Wade was hired. On March 14, a Judge Scott McAfee ruled Willis can remain but Wade would have to go.

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