‘Absolute Clown Show’: Joe Scarborough Rails Against Fani Willis After Judge’s Ruling in Trump Case

MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” anchor Joe Scarborough blasted Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis’ handling of her election case against former President Donald Trump.

Judge Scott McAfee ordered on Friday that Willis either step aside or remove her former love partner and special prosecutor, Nathan Wade, from the case due to a “appearance of impropriety.” Willis’ activities have severely harmed her case, and she should face ethics charges but not disqualification, Scarborough stated soon before the judge’s decision.

“First of all, Fani Willis, I mean, the judgment she used is just absolutely atrocious,” Scarborough asserted. “If there are ethical ramifications, you know, perhaps there should be. Especially if she’s lying, there definitely should be. She’s gonna have to answer to the voters … Again, the most important case, probably, that’s ever been tried in Georgia, and she has just turned it into an absolute clown show. I wanted to use another word, but it’s early in the morning and some kids are eating breakfast … We can all agree on that. I think everybody can agree that she has really, really messed this up.”

“That’s on one side of the ledger. But on the other side of the ledger is, does it in anyway prejudice the defendant?” Scarborough asked. “And does it get in the way of Donald Trump having a fair trial? These other defendants having a fair trial? I don’t see how it gets to that line. There are a lot of things a judge can do. The judge can say, ‘Ms. Willis … I cannot even believe the horrific judgment you’ve shown, and [Wade], I mean, you appoint this guy – what are you doing? You know what? We’re going to have to delay this trial. You’re gonna have to find somebody else to run your case, and I hope you don’t have a personal relationship with them as well. I don’t know if you can do that, Ms. Willis.’”

“It seems to me these are two totally separate things,” Scarborough added. “I really don’t understand why she would be disqualified. Ethics charges? Yes. But just have her appoint somebody else to run the case.”

Trump co-defendant Michael Roman said in a Jan. 8 motion that Willis gained financially from designating Wade as special prosecutor in the case due to the expensive outings they went on. Legal experts believe the district attorney might be reported to the bar.

There are already rumblings that this definitely will be happening.

Therefore, even thought Fani Willis dodged the wrath of the court, she is likely to be caught in the crossfire of a recently empowered Georgia state panel that can censure or dismiss her, or she can be disbarred and her license to practice law stripped from her.

By Melinda Davies
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