Fani Willis is now trying to dig herself out of a legal hole.
Earlier this year, Willis was subpoenaed by one of Donald Trump's co-defendants in the RICO case that Willis brought in Fulton County.
Willis is now trying to have that subpoena quashed.
Fani Willis’ Problems
Willis went for the spotlight, charging Trump and a slew of his allies and operatives in a RICO case.
Since her initial 15 minutes, Willis has had several challenges, most notably the allegations that she was having a sexual relationship with one of the prosecutors assigned to the case.
It goes much deeper, as it was later found out that Willis was paying the attorney far more than an experienced attorney in RICO cases that Willis added to the roster.
To that point, one of Trump’s co-defendants filed a motion to have Willis disqualified.
In fact, there are now a handful of those motions from current defendants, as well as the regular call by Trump on social media to have her barred from being able to prosecute the case.
Willis has finally responded, as have a handful of legal experts.
The general consensus is that while the optics of this are not good for Willis, it does not go to the level that would warrant her being removed from the case.
One group of experts wrote, “Disqualifying conflicts occur when a prosecutor’s previous representation of a defendant gives the prosecutor forbidden access to confidential information about the defendant or a conflict otherwise directly impacts fairness and due process owed a defendant.”
Willis has now filed a motion of her own to quash the subpoenas, claiming that “each of these subpoenas appear transparently to be an attempt to conduct discovery in a (rather belated) effort to support reckless accusations made in prior court filings.”
Fulton County Superior Court Judge Scott McAfee has slated February 15 to hear arguments for the motions to disqualify Willis from the case.