Fani Willis Shockingly Snags A Legal Victory Over Trump

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( – A Georgia judge this week ruled that a previous court order in the election interference case against former President Donald Trump which paused certain aspects of the litigation would now allow them to move forward. 

On Tuesday, Fulton County Superior Court Judge Scott McAfee noted that he intended to continue to work on the pretrial motions, as the Georgia Court of Appeals is going to be reviewing his previous decision regarding Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis who was allowed to remain in the case. 

On Oct. 4 the appeals court is set to hear Trump and many of his co-defendants in this case as they are looking to have Willis fully disqualified from the case because of her “improper” affair with Special Counsel Nathan Wade. They had also determined that until a decision could be reached on this issue all other case litigation would remain pending.
Willis, who had been hoping that the trial for the case would start before the November election, had viewed this decision as a setback. 

Still, McAfee has now decided that the pretrial motions for the defendants who are not a part of the appeal are going to proceed during this time. This can be considered a win for Willis, who is facing her own scandal as there are two separate investigations looking into whether she misused federal funds. 

The six defendants not involved in the appeals are Ray Smith III, Misty Hampton, John Eastman, Stephen Lee, Shawn Still, and Trevian Kutti. 

On Tuesday, McAfee noted that Hampton had filed a motion that was looking for a discretionary stay of proceedings and had argued that it was possible that the appellate ruling could end up disqualifying the district attorney.

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