Trump’s Legal Team Doubles Down On Fani Willis

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( – On Monday, former President Donald Trump’s legal team filed a request to have oral arguments during the October appeal about whether to remove Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis from the case into election interference.

Last week, the Georgia Court of Appeals paused the case, setting a date of October 4th to hear appeals over a lower court’s ruling that Willis could stay on the case that accuses Trump and 14 others of interfering with the 2020 election results.

According to a report by the Washington Examiner, requesting that oral arguments be heard in a court appeal is rare, as the decision is typically made based on legal briefs.

However, Trump’s lead defense counsel for this case, Steve Sadow, suggested to multiple media outlets that oral arguments would clarify why disqualifying Willis is necessary.

In a statement, Sadow claimed that the oral arguments would help the court decide whether to dismiss the case and remove Willis for her misconduct.

In Monday’s filing, Trump’s legal team accuses Willis of having a conflict of interest and indulging in “forensic misconduct.”

The conflict of interest stems from a romantic relationship she had with a prosecutor she appointed to the case. The “forensic misconduct” claim originates because of a speech Willis made at a historically black church on the weekend of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Trump’s team asserts the speech was “extrajudicial,” highlighting that she “stoked racial animus against the defendants and their counsel,” when she suggested she questioned why the defendants had challenged her conduct when hiring a black prosecutor and not done the same with his white counterparts.

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