Trump's Legal Team Makes Surprise Move In Fani Willis Disqualification Case

Trump's legal team has made a significant move by unexpectedly requesting oral arguments in the upcoming appeal hearing for Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis' disqualification case. This strategic decision is believed to provide a stronger platform for Trump's team to argue why Willis should be disqualified.

"President Trump has filed his request for oral argument in the Georgia Court of Appeals, currently calendared for October," Trump's attorney Steve Sadow explained in a statement, per Newsmax. "We believe oral argument will assist the Court by highlighting and clarifying the reasons why the case should be dismissed, and Fulton County DA Willis should be disqualified for her misconduct."

As previously reported by the DC Enquirer, the Georgia Court of Appeals, which is considering whether to disqualify Willis following accusations that she lied to the court about an affair with former special prosecutor Nathan Wade, ordered that the case could only continue after an October disqualification hearing.

The appeals court scheduled the disqualification hearing for October 4. This decision is likely to significantly impact the timeline of Willis' case against Trump, potentially preventing it from reaching trial before the November presidential election.

Earlier this year, the district judge overseeing Willis' disqualification, Judge Scott McAfee, decided against disqualifying Willis from the case following a lengthy hearing that attempted to show that the Fulton County DA and special prosecutor Nathan Wade lied to the court. McAfee explained in his ruling that no "disqualification of a constitutional officer [is] necessary when a less drastic and sufficiently remedial option is available." McAfee concluded that there was an "appearance of impropriety" due to Willis's relationship with Wade but that there was no "actual conflict" that resulted from the affair. 

Willis charged President Trump and 18 other allies last year for their actions following the 2020 presidential election. Trump specifically was hit with 13 charges, including "Violation Of The Georgia Rico (Racketeer Influenced And Corrupt Organizations) Act," "Solicitation Of Violation Of Oath By Public Officer," "Conspiracy To Commit False Statements and Writings," and "Conspiracy To Commit Forgery in the First Degree," as well as several other charges. Since filing the charges last year, three charges against Trump and three against other co-defendants were dismissed.

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