Trump Seeks Willis’ Removal From Georgia Case

The legal team of former President Donald Trump is seeking the removal of Fulton County, Georgia District Attorney Fani Willis (D) from the prosecution against him related to the aftermath of the 2020 election. The move came after the Trump team argued that Willis’ alleged affair with a former prosecutor on her staff disqualified her from continuing.

Trump’s legal team pointed to her reported relationship with Nathan Wade, who she later appointed as special prosecutor in the Trump case. The two allegedly conducted this affair while Wade was still married.

The Trump legal team received approval for an October court date to argue whether or not Willis should be removed from the prosecution. This came after Fulton County Superior Court Judge Scott McAfee ruled that Willis’ alleged relationship may have been inappropriate, but not enough to remove her from the case.

Wade and Willis both deny any wrongdoing, but Wade was later removed from the case.

“We look forward to presenting argument before Judges Brown, Markle, and Land on why this case should be dismissed and Fulton County DA Willis should be disqualified for the trial court’s acknowledged ‘odor of mendacity’ misconduct in violation of the Georgia Rules of Professional Conduct,” said Trump attorney Steve Sadow.

The hearing will be held by a three-judge panel.

The decision likely means that the Georgia case will not be completed by the Nov. 5 election.

Separately, House Judiciary Chairman Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) sought to have the office of Willis and several others defunded. Jordan wrote a letter to the House Appropriations Committee seeking the defunding of the offices of special counsel Jack Smith and Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg (D).

Bragg led the prosecution related to the aftermath of an alleged brief relationship between Trump and former adult film actress Stormy Daniels. The New York jury in the case found Trump guilty on 34 felony charges last week.

Trump denies any wrongdoing in both the New York and Georgia cases and is seeking an appeal of his conviction.