Former judge says Fani Willis' reputation has been "irretrievably damaged"

 March 3, 2024

Fox News reported on Friday that Judge Scott McAfee will spend the next two weeks weighing whether Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis should be removed from former President Donald Trump's criminal case.

Yet regardless of how McAfee ultimately rules, many observers say that Willis' career has effectively been destroyed. 

Judge Andrew Napolitano: Willis' reputation is "irretrievably damaged"

They include former New Jersey state Judge Andrew Napolitano, who expressed his thoughts during an appearance on Newsmax's "Wake Up America."

Napolitano expressed skepticism that McAfee would move against Willis, saying, "I do not think the judge is going to exclude her from the case."

Nevertheless, the retired jurist does believe that both "the case and her reputation have been irretrievably damaged." Napolitano went on to argue that Willis "should take a step back from the case and let another team of prosecutors who worked for her and work under her prosecute" Trump's case.

"She should not set foot in that courtroom because she's toxic," he continued, adding, "She should not appear before the jury, and the judge should rule today and end all this pretrial stuff."

Jonathan Turley suggests Wade and Willis could face discipline from state bar

Meanwhile, George Washington University law professor and legal analyst Jonathan Turley speculated last month over whether McAfee will refer Willis and attorney Nathan Wade to the State Bar of Georgia for disciplinary action.

"They are allegations of false statements being filed, their testimony did not help in that respect," Turley told Fox News host Shannon Bream after Willis and Wade testified at a hearing.

He remarked that "the astonishing thing about this is that you have two prosecutors who stand accused of filing false statements in court."

"Mr. Wade is accused of answering interrogatories falsely and Willis is accused of making false statements in her own filings," Turley pointed out before adding, "That’s what they’re prosecuting defendants in the case for."

Cell phone records suggest Wade frequented Willis' home

At issue are allegations that Willis lied about being in a romantic relationship with Wade at the time she hired him to serve to help prosecute Trump.

Last week saw the former president's legal team submit a court filing which cited cell phone records suggesting that Wade was a regular late-night visitor at Willis' home before he was hired.

According to the New York Post, the records show Wade's phone was in the vicinity of Willis' condo in Hapeville, Georgia on at least 35 occasions in 2021.

Those apparent visits occurred between April 1, 2021 and November 30, 2021, with some lasting "for an extended period of time" and taking place late in the evening.

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