Fulton DA’s office urges appeals court not to hear Fani Willis disqualification

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Fulton DA’s office urges appeals court not to hear Fani Willis disqualification

The personal relationship between Fulton County DA Fani Willis, right, and special prosecutor Nathan Wade, left,has come under scrutiny during the Georgia election interference case. (Alyssa Pointer & John Bazemore/AP)

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The personal relationship between Fulton County DA Fani Willis, right, and special prosecutor Nathan Wade, left,has come under scrutiny during the Georgia election interference case. (Alyssa Pointer & John Bazemore/AP)

By Bill Rankin and David Wickert

8 hours ago

Fulton County prosecutors on Monday urged the state Court of Appeals not to consider a judge’s ruling allowing District Attorney Fani Willis to continue prosecuting former President Donald Trump and others in the ongoing election interference case.

Trump and eight co-defendants, who tried to have Willis disqualified from the case, have asked the higher court to hear their appeal of Superior Court Judge Scott McAfee’s decision before trial.

But the DA’s office said in a court filing on Monday that McAfee had properly applied well-established law to the facts. And because the defendants “have wholly failed to carry their burden of persuasion,” the appeals court should send the case back to McAfee and let it proceed to trial, they said.ExploreTimeline of allegations against Fulton DA Fani Willis

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