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Georgia judge allows Trump, co-defendants to appeal Fani Willis disqualification decision

A Georgia judge presiding over the 2020 election interference case against former President Trump on Wednesday announced that Trump and his co-defendants can appeal the order that denied the disqualification of embattled Fulton County District Attorney Fani Wills. 

Fulton County Superior Judge Scott McAfee on Wednesday issued a certificate of immediate review, allowing Trump and eight co-defendants to seek an appeal of the order. 

The defense now has 10 days to submit an application to the Georgia Court of Appeals, which will have 45 days to decide whether they will hear the case from March 15, when the order was issued. Under Georgia law, the Georgia Court of Appeals is not required to hear the case.

“Upon review of the Defendants’ joint motion for a Certificate of Immediate Review, the Court finds that the Order on the Defendants’ Motions to Dismiss and Disqualify the Fulton County District Attorney issued March 15, 2024, ‘is of such importance to the case that immediate review should be had,'” McAfee said. 

Steve Sadow, lead counsel for the former president, said in a statement Wednesday that the judge’s decision is “highly significant.” 

“The defense is optimistic that appellate review will lead to the case being dismissed and the DA being disqualified,” Sadow said. 

Poll: Majority of Voters Believe Joe Biden Played Role in Trump Indictments

A majority of likely voters believe President Joe Biden played a role in the indictments of former President Donald Trump, a McLaughlin and Associates poll found Monday.

The poll asked respondents, “And how much of a role would you say President Joe Biden has played in the indictments of former President Donald Trump?”

  • Biden played a role: 58 percent
  • Biden did not play a role: 33 percent

Broken down among those who say Biden played a role in the indictments, 40 percent said Biden played a “major” role, while 18 percent said Biden played a minor role.

The 40 percent of those who said Biden played a “major” role is an uptick from previous months. In December, 35 percent said Biden played a “major” role, while 23 percent said he played a minor role.

The poll sampled 1,000 likely general election voters from March 9-14, 2024. The poll provided no margin of error.

The survey comes after Breitbart News exclusively reported in February that the Biden administration has a plant inside a Fulton County office to target Trump. Breitbart News granted the sources anonymity to discuss the attorney’s office for fear of retribution.

In addition, three separate prosecutors reportedly met with White House aides before indicting Trump, Breitbart News reported:

1. Alvin Bragg: New York — “Stormy Daniels” Case (state)

2. Jack Smith: Miami — “Documents” Case (federal)

3. Fani Willis: Fulton County, Georgia (state)

“I’m being prosecuted by Biden, my opponent. … whether it’s Fani Willis or Bragg — these are local and state, but they’re in total coordination with the White House,” Trump said in March. “You can’t do that. It shouldn’t be done.”