Ga. Court Will Hear Trump Appeal to Oust Willis

    Ga. Court Will Hear Trump Appeal to Oust Willis
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    The Facts

    • A three-judge panel of the Georgia Court of Appeals on Wednesday announced it would hear former Pres. Donald Trump's appeal of a lower court's ruling allowing Fulton County District Attorney Fani T. Willis to continue leading the prosecution in the case involving Trump's alleged election interference.

    • Trump's attorneys previously sought to disqualify Willis from the case over a romantic relationship she had with Nathan J. Wade, a lawyer she hired to handle the prosecution of the presumptive Republican presidential nominee.

    The Spin

    Pro-Trump narrative

    This appeal being heard will lead to a delay that's a victory in itself for Trump. But the former president should ultimately prevail based on the preponderance of evidence that Willis — who should've been removed from this case immediately after her relationship with Wade was revealed — lied about her relationship and its impact on prosecuting this case.

    Anti-Trump narrative

    The delay is indeed a victory for Trump, but it's not a victory for the country or the justice system. While the former president continues to duck accountability for his criminal actions, conservative-leaning judges and courts are doing his bidding by pushing the proceedings past Election Day and to a time when a victorious Trump can better avoid facing the music.

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