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TRUMP WANTS REVIEW: Don, Co-Defendants in Georgia Ask Judge for Review of Fani Decision

posted by Hannity Staff - 3.18.24

According to a report from The Daily Caller, former President and 2024 GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump and his co-defendants in Georgia have asked Judge Scott McAff for a review of his decision not to disqualify Fulton County DA Fani Willis.

Willis and former special prosecutor Nathan Wade were lovers, creating a conflict of interest.

“Whether District Attorney Willis and her Office are permitted to continue representing the State of Georgia in prosecuting the Defendants in this action is of the utmost importance to this case, and ensuring the appellate courts have the opportunity to weigh in on these matters pre-trial is paramount,” the defendants’ motion states. “As noted, should such review not occur until after any trial in this case and these decisions were ultimately reversed on appeal, such reversal would likely require the retrial of every convicted defendant without any additional showing of error or prejudice.”

“The motion notes that the Court found that Willis’ actions created an appearance of impropriety and an ‘odor of mendacity’ that lingers in this case, but it nonetheless refused to dismiss the case or disqualify her,” Trump’s lead defense counsel Steve Sadow said in a statement. “The motion further notes that the Court found Georgia case law lacks controlling precedent for the standard for disqualification of a prosecuting attorney for forensic misconduct. For these reasons among others, the Court’s Order is ripe for pretrial appellate review.”

From The Daily Caller:

Judge Scott McAfee ruled Friday that Willis could stay on the case against Trump if special prosecutor Nathan Wade stepped down, despite calling their actions a “tremendous lapse in judgment” and questioning whether they testified truthfully about their relationship. The defendants asked McAfee Monday to grant a certificate of immediate review allowing them to appeal his ruling, writing that the disqualification of Nathan Wade “is insufficient to cure the appearance of impropriety the Court has determined exists.”

More over at The Daily Caller:

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