BREAKING: Georgia Court of Appeals HALTS Fanni Willis’ Election Case Against Trump


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The Georgia Court of Appeals has paused Fulton County District Attorney Fanni Willis’ 2020 election interference case against Trump.

Trump’s legal team previously filed an appeal to disqualify Fani Willis from the case after she had a romantic relationship with special prosecutor Nathan Wade.

Judge Scott McAfee previously ruled that either Wade or Willis must step down from the case due to ethical concerns, which resulted in Wade resigning as the special prosecutor.

Trump’s legal team is appealing McAfee’s ruling to allow Willis to remain on the case.

Oral arguments in the case will begin on October 4th, which means Trump’s election interference case may not go to trial until 2025.

MAJOR RULING: The Georgia Court of Appeals has temporarily stopped any proceedings related to the 2020 election interference case against former President Trump. Details about DA Fani Willis’ setback: https://t.co/leQIFrL1pq pic.twitter.com/er573L9jDK

— Fox News (@FoxNews) June 5, 2024

Here’s what Fox News reported:

In a major setback to the Fulton County District Attorney, the Georgia Court of Appeals on Wednesday put a pause on any proceedings related to the 2020 election interference case against former President Donald Trump and co-defendants until it hears the case to disqualify Fani Willis in October.

The appeals court has tentatively scheduled a hearing date of Oct. 4 for the appeal by Trump and his co-defendants to have embattled Willis disqualified from the case due to an “improper” affair with former special prosecutor Nathan Wade.

The appeals court action all but solidifies that Willis’ sweeping racketeering case against the 45th president will not go to trial before the 2024 election in November.

Trump was indicted in August along with 18 co-defendants out of the years-long criminal investigation led by Willis and state prosecutors in Georgia into his alleged efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election in the state.

The charges include violating the Georgia RICO Act—the Racketeer Influenced And Corrupt Organizations Act; Solicitation of Violation of Oath by a Public Officer; Conspiracy to Commit Impersonating a Public Officer; Conspiracy to Commit Forgery in the First Degree; Conspiracy to Commit False Statements and Writings; Conspiracy to Commit Filing False Documents; Conspiracy to Commit Forgery in the First Degree and Filing False Documents.

🚨 The Georgia Court of Appeals has indefinitely frozen Trump’s RICO criminal trial pending the results of an appeal seeking to disqualify D.A. Fanni Willis. pic.twitter.com/SdJm0XkTFJ

— DW Fan (@daily_wire_fan) June 5, 2024

Per Just The News:

The Georgia Court of Appeals on Wednesday issued a decision pausing Fulton County Fani Willis’s prosecution of former President Donald Trump while he appeals a decision on her disqualification from the case

“The proceedings below in the Superior Court of Fulton County are hereby stayed pending the outcome of these appeals,” the court order reads.

Willis indicted Trump and 18 codefendants last year under the state’s Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) Act. Trump has pleaded not guilty and contended the case is part of a broader political witch hunt designed to derail his campaign for the White House.

The case was thrown in disarray over allegations that Willis maintained an inappropriate relationship with special prosecutor Nathan Wade, whom she hired to pursue the case. The pair have admitted to the relationship but insisted it began after Willis hired Wade.

Fulton County Superior Court Judge Scott McAfee in March ruled that either Wade or Willis must leave the case, resulting in Wade’s stepping down. Trump, for his part, has appealed the decision allowing Willis to remain. Oral arguments on the matter have been set for Oct. 4.

“She’s fallen on her fanny since the very beginning.”

Trump lawyer Alina Habba reacts to the pause of the Georgia 2020 Election case against the former president. @AlinaHabba @CarlHigbie pic.twitter.com/unjjDBHwQs

— NEWSMAX (@NEWSMAX) June 5, 2024

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