Georgia Court Pauses Trump Election Subversion Case


Fulton County Superior Court Judge Scott McAfee presides over a motion hearing for defendants Harrison Floyd and Trevian Kutti in Georgia's election interference case in Atlanta, Tuesday, May 28, 2024. (Dennis Byron/Hip Hop Enquirer via AP, Pool)
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The Georgia Court of Appeals has put a halt to the election subversion conspiracy case against Donald Trump and his co-defendants. The move ensures that the trial will not take place before the 2024 presidential election.

The court has suspended proceedings until it decides if Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis should be disqualified. The appeals court is anticipated to rule on the disqualification in March 2025, though the exact timeline is unclear. Fulton County Superior Judge Scott McAfee has previously allowed the case to proceed, as the appeals court considered the matter.

FILE – Fulton County Superior Judge Scott McAfee presides in court, March, 1, 2024, in Atlanta. A Georgia appeals court has agreed to review a lower court ruling allowing Fani Willis to continue to prosecute the election interference case she brought against Donald Trump.  (AP Photo/Alex Slitz, Pool)

Trump and his co-defendants have been pushing to have Willis disqualified because of a personal relationship with Nathan Wade, a special prosecutor. They claim Willis financially benefited from the relationship, but Judge McAfee found no evidence to support their claims.

Willis’ testimony during the proceedings shifted the focus to her personal life away from the charges against Trump and his co-defendants. Despite this, Judge McAfee allowed Willis to continue leading the case after Wade stepped down.

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