Trump celebrates shock legal victory against Fani Willis

 May 10, 2024

A Georgia appeals court has agreed to review a ruling that allowed Fani Willis to stay on her criminal case against Donald Trump.

President Trump's lawyers are celebrating the shocking legal win, which could delay the "election interference" trial past the 2024 election.

"President Trump looks forward to presenting interlocutory arguments to the Georgia Court of Appeals as to why the case should be dismissed and Fulton County DA Willis should be disqualified for her misconduct in this unjustified, unwarranted political persecution," Trump lawyer Steve Sadow said.

Trump's STUNNING victory

The Wednesday ruling is the latest twist in a wild saga surrounding Willis' workplace affair with prosecutor Nathan Wade, who was paid a lucrative sum for his work at the Fulton County DA's office.

In March, Judge Scott McAfee allowed Willis to stay on the case as long as Wade stepped down, which he did.

McAfee conceded that there was an "odor of mendacity" and a concerning "appearance of impropriety", but he said the evidence fell short of establishing an actual conflict of interest.

Willis and Wade insisted she paid for her portion of lavish vacations they took together in cash, an arrangement McAfee called strange but "not so incredible as to be inherently unbelievable.”

McAfee also found Willis acted in an "legally improper" manner when she made inflammatory comments out of court accusing her critics of playing the "race card."

In their appeal, Trump's lawyers argued that giving Willis the option "to simply remove Wade confounds logic and is contrary to Georgia law.”

Anti-Trump lawfare crumbles

Willis' ambitious indictment charges Trump and 18 others in an alleged conspiracy to overturn the 2020 election results in Georgia.

A disqualification could be fatal to the case, but so could delay. Trump's lawyers could ask for a stay, or pause, in the trial while they make their appeal, legal experts note.

"I doubt McAfee is going to try this case while the appeal is pending," ABC News contributor and legal expert Chris Timmons said. "It wouldn't make any sense to try a case when you have the issue of who the prosecutor is going to be."

The ruling in Georgia is the latest win for Trump and his strategy of delay, which has seen three out of his four criminal trials grounded months out from the election.

The only trial that now appears certain to wrap up before November is the ongoing "hush money" trial in New York.

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