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The Wall Street Journal: Trump Prosecutor Fani Willis Gets Reprieve in Divorce Case of Her Deputy

A Georgia judge put on hold a subpoena for Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis’s testimony in the divorce proceedings of the top deputy in her case against Donald Trump, and made public court records that did little to support claims that the pair benefited financially from an alleged affair. 

The documents released Monday don’t add any information that would support the motion to dismiss the racketeering case, said Chris Timmons, a former prosecutor in Georgia. And Willis’s indictment against Trump and others in Fulton County isn’t in danger of being tossed out, Timmons said. 

“It’s embarrassing,” said Timmons, who prosecuted cases under Georgia’s racketeering case. “It’s not a good look for the office. It’s a distraction. I don’t think it’s fatal, but it’s not helpful.” 

He said the optics of the case could affect how the district attorney’s office continues prosecuting the case—especially when it comes time to pick a jury. “Jurors aren’t always big on nuance,” said Timmons, who is also an ABC News legal contributor. “They may believe that this is an improper case solely because there’s an improper relationship.” 

Read the full article from The Wall Street Journal online here.

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