Former President Donald Trump's attempt to remove Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis from a case against him over 2020 election interference in Georgia was unsuccessful.
Fulton County Superior Court Judge Robert McBurney denied the motion that also included a denial of a potential grand jury in a case against the former president.
Trump bid to disqualify Fani Willis and block grand jury report rejected by judge https://t.co/7wJvyrXgvc
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) July 31, 2023
"There will be a time and a forum in which Trump and Latham can raise their concerns about the constitutionality of the special purpose grand jury statutes, about the performance of this particular Special Purpose Grand Jury (and the judge supervising it), and about the propriety of allowing the Fulton County District Attorney to remain involved with whatever criminal prosecution — if any — results from the work of this Special Purpose Grand Jury," McBurney wrote.
"That time is not now, and that forum is not here," he added in his ruling on Monday.
The outcome of the 2024 election could hang in the balance.
Will you still continue to support Trump no matter what??https://t.co/gbMxv5uzEp
— David A. Clarke, Jr. (@SheriffClarke) July 30, 2023
"Trump’s legal team submitted a motion requesting a different judge to preside over the district attorney’s case instead of Fulton Superior Court Judge Robert McBurney," the Conservative Brief stated.
"They argued that McBurney has allegedly disregarded Trump’s attempts to dismiss the report and disqualify Willis from the case, the outlet reported," it added.
An indictment in the Georgia case could be made against Trump any day. Rumors continue to speculate that the indictment could be made this week as new barriers have been placed in front of the Fulton County courthouse.
The indictment would add to other legal battles facing the former president, including a recent loss in a case involving sexual assault claims from E. Jean Carroll in New York.
Trump also faces potential charges related to Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington, D.C., in addition to his current case over classified documents in his Mar-a-Lago home.
The battles continue to pile up but Trump still leads by a wide margin in early polls in what could be a 2024 rematch between the current and former presidents.