Georgia judge authorizes Trump to appeal the ruling to keep Prosecutor Willis on the case for electoral interference - NewssMex

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Georgia judge authorizes Trump to appeal the ruling to keep Prosecutor Willis on the case for electoral interference

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A judge in Georgia authorized this Wednesday for former President Donald Trump to appeal the recent ruling of the same judge who did not disqualify county prosecutor Fani Willis, questioned for her personal relationship with another prosecutor in the case.

Trump and seven other people are accused of conspiracy to interfere with the vote count in that state in the 2020 presidential election, in which the Republican was defeated by Democrat Joe Biden.

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The defense lawyers for the accused argued that the intimate relationship that Fulton County prosecutor Willis had with the prosecutor she appointed for the case, Nathan Wade, was inappropriate and Willis should be disqualified.

Last week, County Judge Scott McAfee held that there was "a significant appearance of (conduct) inappropriate" in the relationship between Willis and Wade but refused to disqualify the prosecutor and ruled that she or Wade should recuse themselves, after which Wade withdrew from the case last Friday.

In a ruling issued this Wednesday, McAfee authorized the review of his ruling which now goes to the Georgia Court of Appeals, which must rule before the case can go to trial, which means a new delay in this legal process against Trump.

In his ruling, Judge McAfee said that "the matter of such importance to the case that a review should be made immediately."

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When last Monday Steve Sadow, Trump's lead attorney, filed his appeal, he asserted that "it is of the utmost importance to determine whether Willis and her office will be allowed to continue representing the state of Georgia in this case is of the utmost importance, and that the appellate court should have the opportunity to rule before the trial."

"This means that the defense has permission to request the Court of Appeals for a pre-trial review of the order that refused to dismiss the case or disqualify Prosecutor Willis," the lawyer said in a statement.