Trump and co-defen­dants seek to appeal Fani Willis dis­qual­i­fi­ca­tion

Trump and co-defendants seek to appeal Fani Willis disqualification

For­mer Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump and sev­en co-defen­dants request­ed on Mon­day that a judge allow them to appeal the deci­sion not to dis­qual­i­fy Ful­ton Coun­ty Dis­trict Attor­ney Fani Willis from their elec­tion inter­fer­ence case in Geor­gia.
The co-defen­dants, who include Trump’s for­mer chief of staff Mark Mead­ows and for­mer New York City May­or Rudy Giu­liani, asked Judge Scott McAfee to grant them a “cer­tifi­cate of imme­di­ate review,” accord­ing to a court fil­ing. If grant­ed, the cer­tifi­cate would allow them to file an appeal to the deci­sion McAfee made last week.
McAfee found, accord­ing to the high­ly antic­i­pat­ed order he issued on Fri­day, that Willis had cre­at­ed an appear­ance of a con­flict of inter­est by, in part, fail­ing to dis­close a rela­tion­ship she had with a spe­cial pros­e­cu­tor she hired to work on the case. McAfee said Willis had shown a “tremen­dous lapse in judg­ment,” but the judge decid­ed she could con­tin­ue to pros­e­cute the case if she removed the spe­cial pros­e­cu­tor, Nathan Wade, …