Georgia Appeals Court to Consider Bid for Fani Willis Disqualification

( – Former President Donald Trump is facing several charges in Georgia related to the 2020 election. District Attorney Fani Willis, who is leading the prosecution, is facing scrutiny over her past relationship with a special prosecutor, Nathan Wade. When faced with disqualification, Fulton County Superior Court Judge Scott McAfee ruled that Willis could remain on the case, but Wade had to resign, which he did. Trump’s legal team filed an appeal of that decision, and is, once again, seeking Willis’ removal.

On Wednesday, May 8, one of Trump’s attorneys, Steve Sadow, posted on X, formerly Twitter, announcing that the Georgia Court of Appeals had granted the former president’s Application for Interlocutory Appeal. Trump’s team has to file a notice of appeal within 10 days of the order.

Sadow also spoke to The Daily Caller and said the former president “looks forward to presenting interlocutory arguments … as to why the case should be dismissed and Fulton County DA Willis should be disqualified.” He further referred to her prosecution as “unjustified, unwarranted political persecution.”

It’s not yet clear when arguments will be held and there is no court date set for the Georgia case, though it’s likely to be pushed back even further. Prosecutors were pushing for a March 2024 date, but that has come and gone. With the appeal, Trump can ask for a delay in the proceedings while the court considers Willis’ disqualification.

In Fulton County, Trump was originally charged along with 18 co-defendants, though four have since pleaded guilty to lesser charges in favor of a deal. The subject of Willis and Wade’s relationship came up in January after which Trump, along with several defendants, tried to have her removed from the case.

The former president faces 13 charges, including violations of the RICO Act. He has pleaded not guilty to all of them. He is currently on trial in Manhattan, likely the only criminal case to take place ahead of the 2024 election.

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