Legal expert says Trump's case in Fulton County could get dismissed

 February 1, 2024

Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis made headlines last year when she indicted former President Donald Trump and his associates over their conduct following the 2020 election.

However, at least one legal expert now argues that Willis' case could be on the verge of getting dismissed.

Prosecutor's scandal could cause Trump prosecution to implode

According to Newsweek, that claim was advanced on Wednesday by Georgia attorney and Townhall columnist Philip Holloway during an interview with Fox News host Harris Faulkner.

"If it can be proven she violated the constitution in the way of substitute due process claims, that she was fundamentally unfair in how she carried out her prosecutorial duties, then that could result in a dismissal (of the case)," Newsweek quoted Holloway as telling Faulkner.

At issue are accusations that Willis hired her alleged married lover Nathan Wade to serve as a special prosecutor on the case despite him having no relevant experience.

Growing evidence of an improper relationship

What's more, Fox News reported earlier this month that Wade has been paid some $654,000 since January of 2022 and was allowed to bill taxpayers $250 per hour between November and December 2021.

This was $100 per hour more than was billed by attorney John Floyd, despite Floyd being said to be well versed in the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act under which Trump has been charged.

Further, Newsweek pointed to bank statements filed in Wade's divorce case which show that he bought plane tickets for himself and Willis while Trump was being investigated.

Interestingly, Holloway posted a video clip on social media in which Willis can be heard saying that Fulton County residents should have a prosecutor "who won’t have sex with employees" or "put money in their own pocket."

Meanwhile, Fox News reported this week that the Georgia Senate has voted to task a committee with investigating Willis' actions.

Holloway says that replacing Willis may be tough

Newsweek noted how during an earlier Fox News appearance, Holloway suggested that the state of Georgia may have difficulty in finding a replacement for Willis should she be removed from Trump's case.

"It would be a question if she gets recused, then her whole office has to be recused. If she's got a conflict of interest, everybody who works for her has that same conflict of interest," the attorney explained.

"So the prosecuting attorney's counsel here in Georgia or the attorney general's office may have to sort out who in the state of Georgia, if anyone, wants this," he added.

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