Judge will decide on Fani Willis removal within 2 weeks: Report

 March 2, 2024

Fulton County DA Fani Willis' entire career could go up in flames soon, according to the latest indication from the judge overseeing her case against former President Donald Trump. 

According to the Associated Press, the judge revealed that sometime within the next two weeks, he'll decide whether or not to remove Willis from the case in the wake of controversy surrounding her love affair with prosecutor Nathan Wade.

Superior Court Judge Scott McAfee listened to testimony from Willis, Wade, and others involved in the debacle, providing several extraordinary and bizarre TV moments as the hearings were televised.

Many legal observers have concluded that they believe Willis will ultimately be removed from the case over the obvious conflict of interest.

Wrapping up

Closing arguments from both the DA's office and lawyers for Trump and the co-defendants in the Georgia election interference case were made Friday, with each side granted 90 minutes.

Attorneys representing the defendants argued that Willis and her office should be removed from the case given the obvious conflict of interest issues.

NBC News noted:

Adam Abbate, an attorney for the DA's office, countered that Willis was the target of a campaign “to impugn her reputation” that included allegations from people who had an ax to grind against her, and that the motion should be dismissed.

At the conclusion of the closing arguments Friday, the judge said it's "been very much made clear by the argument made today there are several legal issues to sort through" and "several factual determinations I have to make."

He noted that he would provide a final decision on whether or not to remove Willis -- which would also remove her DA office completely -- from the Trump case.

"I will be taking the time to make sure I give this case the full consideration it is due. I hope to have an answer for everyone within the next two weeks," Judge McAfee told the courtroom.

Social media reacts

Many social media users reacted to the news that it could take two weeks for the judge to issue a final ruling in the matter.

"It shouldn’t be this difficult. She ran for office on the platform to target Trump. That alone is enough," one X user wrote.

Another X user wrote, "I hope she gets more than disbarred. She needs to get locked up. Pure evil."

Only time will tell what the judge decides. It'll be fascinating to watch, though.

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