June 28, 2024

Trump Attorneys Claim Willis Disqualified Herself

The fight by the Trump legal team to have Fulton County DA Fani Willis removed from the case continues.

Trump’s legal team fired yet another shot at Willis this week with a brief regarding the removal of Willis from the case.

According to Trump’s attorneys, Willis' own actions demand that she be removed from the case.


The filing concentrates on Willis abusing her power in her position while also committing unethical acts.

In part, the brief stated, “Make no mistake: Willis, by persistently untethering herself from the legal, ethical, and professional constraints of her powerful position, has decimated the integrity of these proceedings.

“Sadly, the circumstances that require her disqualification are entirely self-inflicted wounds that were within her power to avoid. DA Willis disqualified herself.

“Willis has put her personal, financial, political, and romantic interests before not only her own professional integrity but, more importantly, the due process rights of the accused and the integrity of our judicial system.

“Willis has taken full advantage of her position to poison the well for the defendants. Willis believes she is immune from disqualification, regardless of how unethical and outrageous her comments are.”

In the original case, Judge McAfee did question Willis’ actions, and even noted that the idea of her behavior being suspect was legitimate.

However, he further stated that as long as prosecutor Nathan Wade was removed from the case, he believed she could remain on the case.

He also left the door open for an appeal, which is what Trump’s defense team immediately did.

Trump’s defense team eventually went for the home run shot in the appeal briefing, concluding, “Absent the removal of Willis and her office, a pall and the ‘odor of mendacity’ will continue to loom.

“To give effect to the Professional Conduct Rules and protect defendants’ due process rights, this Court must conclusively disqualify Willis and her office and dismiss the indictment.”

I usually have a feel for these cases one way or the other, but not for this one.

I have always felt that Willis should have been removed, especially after the allegations of misappropriation of funds in her office, but it now seems to depend on the judge's ideology as to whether justice will actually be served.

We will continue to monitor the case and update as necessary.

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