Fani Willis sur­vives: What’s next for Trump’s Geor­gia case?

Fani Willis survives: What’s next for Trump’s Georgia case?

In a mon­u­men­tal devel­op­ment for for­mer Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump‘s Geor­gia elec­tion inter­fer­ence indict­ment, a judge ruled Ful­ton Coun­ty Dis­trict Attor­ney Fani Willis can remain on the case, tee­ing up a new chap­ter as pros­e­cu­tors and defense attor­neys pre­pare their next moves.
Supe­ri­or Court Judge Scott McAfee wrote in his order Fri­day that either Willis and her office or her appoint­ed spe­cial pros­e­cu­tor, Nathan Wade, would have to leave the case after find­ing that a pre­vi­ous­ly undis­closed roman­tic rela­tion­ship with Wade result­ed in an “appear­ance of impro­pri­ety.”

For­mer Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump and Ful­ton Coun­ty Dis­trict Attor­ney Fani Willis. (AP Photos/Andrew Harnik/John Baze­more)

Wade sub­mit­ted his res­ig­na­tion let­ter on Fri­day, say­ing in part that he hoped it would help “move this case for­ward as quick­ly as pos­si­ble.” Willis sub­mit­ted her own let­ter acknowl­edg­ing Wade’s depar­ture and com­mend­ing his work on the case.
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