Georgia Governor To Stop Fani Willis’ Investigation?

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( – On Wednesday, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) signed a new law that gives a commission the right to remove and sanction prosecutors in the state. This could potentially disrupt the prosecution of former President Donald Trump from Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis. 

Right before he signed the bill Kemp stated that this legislation would ensure that “rogue and incompetent prosecutors” who failed to uphold the law could be held accountable. In May, the bill was originally signed into law by Kemp when the Prosecuting Attorneys Qualifications Commission had been formed. The commission would remove the “far-left prosecutors” that made communities less safe. 

The State Supreme Court in November refused to approve the rules that would govern the panel’s conduct, arguing that they had doubts about whether or not it could further regulate the district attorneys’ actions. 

In January, the House passed the measure that removed the State Supreme Court approval requirement. The law requires that the solicitor’s general and district attorneys evaluate each case individually. The Democrats have opposed this move, claiming that the GOP was attempting to go against the will of the voters and that this system with the commission could easily be abused if there is no other body in place that is going to review conduct. 

On Friday, Judge Scott McAfee ruled that Willis along with the prosecutor she had a relationship with needed to step aside if the office wanted to continue prosecuting the election interference case.

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