Trump Legal Team Files ANOTHER Motion to Dismiss Fani Willis Citing Judge’s Own Words

Attorneys for Donald Trump and his co-defendants have redoubled their efforts to disqualify Fani Willis from their case by appealing a judge’s decision on the grounds that disturbing testimony arising during the hearings emanated an “odor of mendacity” (his own words).

Judge Scott McAfee ruled on Friday that Willis and her office could continue prosecuting Trump, contingent on her ex-lover Nathan Wade resigning from his position as special counsel. Wade complied with this order and stepped down.

“In its Order, the Court found that District Attorney Willis’ actions had created an appearance of impropriety and an ‘odor of mendacity’ that lingers in this case, as well as of the continuing possibility that ‘an outsider could reasonably think that District Attorney Willis is not exercising her independent professional judgment totally free of any compromising influences’,” Trump’s legal team argued.

“Despite this, the Court declined to disqualify District Attorney Willis, finding that eliminating only the Special Assistant District Attorney would cure the lingering appearance of impropriety,” they added.

Trump’s lawyers noted that case law requires dismissal of the case or at the ‘very least’ the disqualification of Willis and her entire prosecutorial team.

On Friday, CNN legal analyst Michael Moore stated that the ruling against Fani Willis by Judge Scott McAfee is “not a good look” for the district attorney’s office and amounts to a significant gift for the defense.

McAfee refrained from disqualifying Willis from the case, but ruled that in order to rectify a “appearance of impropriety” arising from an alleged financial conflict of interest, either she or special prosecutor Nathan Wade must resign. Moore stated that the judge’s ruling is unfavorable to the prosecution and that Willis will likely encounter additional legal opposition on “CNN News Central.”

“This was a self-inflicted wound that should have been healed and taken care of months ago,” Moore said. “But basically they just let it get infected now to this place where the district attorney has been called by a court that she has to practice in front of and her office has to practice in front of, she’s been called now unprofessional. And this frankly  … is a gift to the defense, I believe, as they will use this as they talk about whether or not the case has merit or whether or not it was brought for other reasons, whether or not it’s a professional prosecutor and all that. We’re going to hear all that down the road.”

“But we’re also going to hear, I expect, comments from the Georgia legislature, as they have moved forward with their panel inquiry into her conduct,” Moore added. “We’re going to hear now this finding echoed around the halls of Congress by the likes of people like Jim Jordan and things like that. So this is not a good day for the state and it’s not a good look for the state.”

By Melinda Davies
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