Georgia judge expected to rule this week on Fani Willis' removal from Trump case

McAfee suggested he would release a decision soon.
Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis testifies during a hearing in the case of the State of Georgia v. Donald John Trump at the Fulton County Courthouse on February 15, 2024 in Atlanta, Georgia.

The Georgia judge presiding over former President Donald Trump's case involving his alleged efforts to overturn the 2020 election is expected to rule this week on whether Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis should be disqualified from the case.

Fulton County Judge Scott McAfee will determine whether Willis and Nathan Wade, the special counsel she appointed to prosecute Trump, will be unable to pursue their state criminal case against the former president because of their romantic relationship and allegations they improperly benefited financially from the situation. 

During closing arguments on March 1 following a series of hearings involving the couple, McAfee suggested he would release a decision soon.

"There are several legal issues to sort through, several factual determinations that I have to make," McAfee said, per Georgia outlet 11 Alive. "I will be taking the time to make sure that I give this case the full consideration it's due. I hope to have an answer for everyone within the next two weeks."

In addition to facing potential removal, a conservative watchdog group, the American Accountability Foundation, also referred Willis and Wade to the Georgia state bar for disciplinary proceedings.

Trump has pleaded not guilty to all charges against him in the case. 

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