Liberals fear that Trump's Georgia trial won't start until after election

 June 6, 2024

Former President Donald Trump has long argued that Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis should be removed from his Georgia racketeering case.

While his trial judge said otherwise, an appellate court may yet leave the former president vindicated. 

Georgia Court of Appeals to hear arguments in October

According to Newsweek, the Georgia Court of Appeals announced on Wednesday that it will hear arguments in early October over whether Willis can continue to prosecute Trump.

Judge Scott McAfee ruled in March that while Willis had created the "appearance of impropriety" through her affair with fellow prosecutor Nathan Wade, there was no "actual conflict" to justify her disqualification.

However, McAfee did say that Wade could not remain in the district attorney's office, and he tendered his resignation shortly thereafter.

The appeals court's move to take up Trump's case was met with condemnation from many on the left, who saw it as all but guaranteeing that the former president would not face a jury before voters got to the polls.

Law professor says Willis and Wade are to blame trial problems

Those critics included former federal prosecutor and current New York University School of Law professor Andrew Weissmann.

He complained that "another court" is attempting to "stop a duly-voted grand jury indictment of Donald Trump from proceeding."

Meanwhile, some liberals were more apt to blame Willis and Wade for the delay of Trump's trial, such as Georgia State University constitutional law professor Anthony Michael Kreis.

"There are only two people responsible for the Georgia trial not having a chance to go to trial before the November 2024 election. Neither of them wear robes," Kreis wrote in a social media post of his own.

Trump's lead attorney wants Willis removed and case dismissed

"History will judge them for their poor decisions, especially if Donald Trump wins the presidency. And rightfully so," he added.

Attorney Steve Sadow heads up Trump's defense team in Georgia, and he provided a statement to Newsweek welcoming the appeals court's announcement.

"Georgia Court of Appeals has properly stayed all proceedings against President Trump in the trial court pending its decision on our interlocutory appeal which argues the case should be dismissed and Fulton County DA Willis should be disqualified for her misconduct," Sadow said.

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