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Judge Reveals Fani Willis’ Fate on Trump Case

Judge Scott McAfee said on Friday that either Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis or Special Prosecutor Nathan Wade must leave the 2020 Georgia election case against former President Donald Trump for the prosecution to continue.

The decision came after Willis was accused by co-defendant Mike Roman of being romantically involved with Wade at the time she hired him for the Trump case. A witness testified last month that the romantic relationship between Willis and Wade began before the case started, while Willis maintains that the relationship didn’t take place until later.

McAfee said that “the District Attorney may choose to step aside, along with the whole of her office” or “Wade can withdraw” from the case. The judge added that he found an appearance of “impropriety” but that the defendants had “failed to meet their burden” of proving a conflict of interest based on Willis and Wade’s relationship.

“The established record now highlights a significant appearance of impropriety that infects the current structure of the prosecution team — an appearance that must be removed,” the judge said.

Wade has reportedly received more than $650,000 since January of 2022 from the Willis’ office. Wade also reportedly paid for Willis to accompany him on multiple trips in 2022 and 2023. Willis has claimed that she paid Wade back in cash for the trips they took together.

Trump and his co-defendants might choose to appeal the ruling to keep either Wade or Willis and her team on the case.

The decision comes after McAfee dismissed six charges in the case brought by Willis, including three against Trump. McAfee dismissed counts 2, 5, 6, 23, 28, and 38. Each count deals with allegations that Trump and his allies asked Georgia officials to break their oaths of office. The defendants challenged the charges, saying their Sixth Amendment rights and due process rights had been violated.

McAfee said that the prosecutors were not specific enough about the legal violations that Trump and his co-defendants are accused of.

“The Court’s concern is less that the State has failed to allege sufficient conduct of the Defendants – in fact it has alleged an abundance,” he wrote. “However, the lack of detail concerning an essential legal element is, in the undersigned’s opinion, fatal.”

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  • Bflowers says:

    What a complete shame of these people! This Judge should have thrown them both off of the case. He is fearful because they threaten him with staying on the bench. I do not trust this Judge, DA’s office nor the others, Bradley, Wade,etc. LORD help us if these are examples of what the GA system looks like!! Fani coming in the courtroom plopping her butt in the chair and talking over the attorneys questioning. Interrupting! Unprofessional for sure!! Of course she’ll accept the resignation of Wade. They arent together anymore, she disrespected him too. They all need disbarred and the weak Judge should NOT be in that position! LORD, I pray for President Trump and anyone else that have to deal with these corrupt figures in the Judicial office.

  • JB says:

    We know which one she will pick. Have a good life, Wade. They both should have been ordered to step down. But, then again, maybe the judge was thinking; let her finish the case, Trump wins and this is over because of the shoddy job she is doing anyway. Her name is mud.

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