Trump Case May Proceed, but One Must Go

( – Judge Scott McAfee is doing his best to salvage his previous mentor’s RICO against former President Donald Trump and 18 co-defendants for allegedly attempting to interfere in the 2020 election. Trump asked Georgia officials if they could “find” any more votes for him which has largely been misconstrued as an illicit request. Trump has said he was simply asking if there were more votes yet to be counted.

Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis brought the charges, and due to divorce proceedings it was discovered that she was having an affair with one of her subordinates. Nathan Wade was paid over $700,000 over two years for his work on the case and was likely hired after the two began the illicit affair. They attempted to conceal their romantic involvement from coworkers and the public.

Willis was accused of a conflict of interest after it was revealed that $15,000 in vacations, dinners, and other outings were covered by Wade using the monies he secured working for her. During her testimony, Willis claimed she reimbursed Wade for the expenses, but could produce no documentation. Willis said that the funds came from her large stores of cash that she keeps at home. She suggested the practice was due to her ethnicity.

McAfee wrote that the “odor of mendacity” was too great to simply ignore, and ruled that Wade must resign or Willis must hand the case off to another prosecutor entirely. Wade resigned on Friday, March 15th, the same day the ruling was issued by McAfee. His written resignation stated he was hoping to advance the case “as quickly as possible.”

McAfee also dismissed six counts from Willis’ indictment, three of which were targeting Trump. He said the charges did not have a sufficient basis, but suggested prosecutors could refile the charges if they wanted to attempt to improve their claims.

Trump attorney Steve Sadow said that the court failed to appropriately weigh the violations of protocol by Wade and Willis, which he called “prosecutorial misconduct.” He added that Trump’s team will explore “all legal options” to fight the case, which he added was a gross insult to justice.

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