Judge Rules Partial Recusal in Georgia Election Case, DA Willis Not Fully Disqualified


Fulton County Superior Judge Scott McAfee presides in court, Feb. 27, 2024, in Atlanta. The judge overseeing the Georgia election interference case has dismissed some of the charges against ex-President Donald Trump, but others remain. Judge McAfee wrote Wednesday in an order that six of the charges in the indictment must be quashed, including three against Trump. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, Pool, File)
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The judge overseeing the Georgia election interference case involving former President Donald Trump and his co-defendants has decided against outright disqualifying Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis. However, the judge ruled that either she or prosecutor Nathan Wade must recuse themselves from the case.

In a 23-page ruling, Judge Scott McAfee stated that the defendants failed to prove that the district attorney had a genuine conflict of interest. The co-defendant, Michael Roman, along with several others, initially sought Willis’ disqualification from the election case, citing allegations that she benefited financially from her romantic relationship with prosecutor Nathan Wade.

Former President Donald Trump has dismissed the district attorney’s investigation as being politically motivated.

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