Fani Willis Appeals Georgia Ruling Dismissing Charges Against Trump

Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis has appealed a decision by a Georgia judge to dismiss some of the charges filed against former President Donald Trump and some allies.

In her appeal filed to the Georgia Court of Appeals on Thursday, Willis asked the high court to reverse Judge Scott McAfee’s decision to dismiss six charges against Trump and his allies, three of which were part of her election interference case against them.

McAfee had ruled in March that Willis was not specific enough with her accusations that Trump and his co-defendants committed legal violations.

Making his decision known, he wrote, “As written, these six counts contain all the essential elements of the crimes but fail to allege sufficient detail regarding the nature of their commission, i.e., the underlying felony solicited.”

“They do not give the Defendants enough information to prepare their defenses intelligently, as the Defendants could have violated the Constitutions and thus the statute in dozens, if not hundreds, of distinct ways,” he added in the ruling in which he dismissed counts 2, 5, 6, 23, 28 and 38 which alleges that Trump and his co-defendants asked Georgia officials to break their oaths of office.

“The Court’s concern is less that the State has failed to allege sufficient conduct of the Defendants – in fact it has alleged an abundance. However, the lack of detail concerning an essential legal element is, in the undersigned’s opinion, fatal,” the court wrote further.

Willis’ appeal comes after the heavy scrutiny she has been subjected to over the prosecution of Trump. The most controversial issue she faced has to do with her romantic involvement with Nathan Wade, who worked as lead prosecutor on the Trump case.

Both Willis and Wade allegedly used money that Wade was paid for his work on the case to go on luxury trips. Based on the allegations, Trump’s defense moved for Willis to be disqualified from the case. However, Wade ended up resigning from the case in March after McAfee ruled that either him or Willis had to remove themselves from the case.

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