Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis thought she had a slam-dunk criminal case against Donald Trump that would also punch her ticket to higher office.
But now Willis’ case and political career are falling apart before her very eyes.
And that’s because Donald Trump hit Fani Willis with some bad news that will get her case thrown out of court.
Donald Trump’s lawyers filed a motion with Judge Scott McAfee to boot Willis off the 2020 election witch hunt due to Willis’ racially inflammatory comments that could prejudice the jury.
Willis stands accused of hiring her alleged lover – a man named Nathan Wade – to run point on the Trump case which allowed Willis to financially benefit from the investigation as her alleged lover billed Fulton County $654,000 between 2021 and 2023 and then used the funds to pay for the pair to fly all around the country and take vacations aboard luxury cruise lines.
To date, Willis hasn’t denied the affair allegations and bank records from Wade’s divorce show Wade purchasing plane tickets in Willis’ name.
Willis did respond to the charges by claiming during a speech at a church that her critics are racists out to get her because she is a black woman.
Trump’s motion argued Willis’ comments violated professional standards as prosecutors are supposed to keep any public comments in line with what they plan to argue in court so as not to disadvantage the defense.
Willis playing the race card while speaking in a black church could plant the seed in the minds of jurors that Willis is the victim of a modern-day mob without having to present any evidence in court to substantiate this claim and that Trump’s lawyers have no ability to contest.
“The awesome power to prosecute ought never to be manipulated for personal or political profit,” Trump’s lawyers argued. “In addition to the extensive misconduct alleged in Roman’s motion, the DA did just that in her speech by wrongfully inserting racial animus into this case to publicly denounce and rebuke the defendants, and to defend her personal and political reputation against the numerous and diverse allegations Roman made in his court filing.”
“The DA’s provocative and inflammatory extrajudicial racial comments, made in a widely publicized speech at a historical Black church in Atlanta, and cloaked in repeated references to God, reinforce and amplify the ‘appearance of impropriety’ in her judgment and prosecutorial conduct,” the motion continued.
Trump’s co-defendant Michael Roman already charged Willis with running afoul of conflict-of-interest protocols.
If Judge McAfee agrees with Trump and Roman and removes Willis from the case, then her whole office is disqualified.
That means a new prosecutor must agree to take up this case.
And Willis’ conduct likely inflicted so much damage to these charges that it’s unlikely anyone else would want to touch it and damage their career prospects by losing the case.
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