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Donald Trump APPEALS ruling allowing Fani Willis to stay on the Georgia election case despite her relationship with prosecutor lover Nathan Wade

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Donald Trump has appealed the ruling that allowed embattled Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis to stay on the Georgia election case.

The former president and eight of his co-defendants asked an appeals court to take up their challenge on Friday.

They argue that her romantic relationship with special prosecutor Nathan Wade was improper and she should have been kicked off the trial.

Attorneys for Trump and the defendants now want the higher court to consider their arguments that she should be disqualified or the case dismissed.

The filing is the latest twist in the legal drama involving Willis and the Georgia case where Trump and 18 co-defendants are accused of trying to overturn the 2020 election.

Her relationship with Wade prompted a hearing held over multiple days where salacious details of her love life were revealed.

Donald Trump has appealed the ruling that allowed embattled Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis to stay on the Georgia election case

Donald Trump has appealed the ruling that allowed embattled Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis to stay on the Georgia election case

The former president and eight of his co-defendants asked an appeals court to take up their challenge on Friday

The former president and eight of his co-defendants asked an appeals court to take up their challenge on Friday

As a result, Judge Scott McAfee ruled on March 15 that Willis could stay on the case, if Wade resigned. He stepped down hours later.

The defendants claim that Willis also needs to go.  

‘The trial court was bound by existing case law to not only require Wade’s disqualification (which occurred) but also to require the disqualification of D.A. Willis and her entire office,’ the lawyers said in the 51-page document. 

‘The trial court’s failure to do so is plain legal error requiring reversal

McAfee said Willis was guilty of a ‘tremendous lapse in judgment’ when she dated Wade and questioned if he told the truth when testifying.

The judge said their conduct left an ‘odor of mendacity’ hanging over the trial, but stopped short of ruling there was an actual conflict of interest.

Willis has maintained that there was nothing improper about their relationship, and claimed the Trump lawyers were trying to delay the trial. 

The appeals court has 45 days to consider whether to grant of deny the appeals request.

More to follow 





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