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USA Today: An ‘odor of mendacity’: Fani Willis decision is far from over in Trump election fraud case

The saga of whether Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis will be disqualified from trying Donald Trump and 14 others for allegedly trying to steal the 2020 presidential election in Georgia is far from over. And whether the case will go to trial before the next election this November is anybody’s guess. 

A judge ruled Friday that Willis could stay in charge of the election fraud case against the former president if special prosecutor Nathan Wade, with whom she had an affair, stepped down. Wade did so hours later, allowing the sweeping racketeering case to go forward. 

At least one prominent Georgia legal analyst thinks McAfee is unlikely to grant the appeal.

“I doubt McAfee is issuing the certificate,” said Chris Timmons, a former Georgia state prosecutor and RICO and jury trial expert. “If you look in the order dismissing the six counts, he put in a footnote that the law was unclear and he’d grant the certificate if the State asked for it.”

“You don’t see that language anywhere in the disqualification order,” said Timmons, who is watching the case closely as an ABC News legal contributor. “Leaving that language out wasn’t an accident.” 

As far as Timmons is concerned, “The case continues on.”

Read the full article from USA Today here.

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