Fulton County District Attorney Fannie Willis says despite efforts to delay Trump case, ‘the train is coming’
Fulton County District Attorney Fannie Willis says despite efforts to delay Trump case, ‘the train is coming’

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Fulton County District Attorney Fannie Willis on Saturday vowed “the train is coming” for former President Donald Trump in his Georgia election meddling case and said she is “not fazed” by months of litigation over her romantic relationship with a special prosecutor .

During more than two months of hearings and court proceedings about their relationship, Willis said her office has worked hard to prepare its case.

“While that was going on, we were writing responsive memos, still doing the case the way it needed to be done. I don’t feel like they slowed us down at all. I think there’s an effort to slow that train down, but the train is coming,” Willis told CNN during an Easter basket giveaway in the Atlanta area.

“We’re not going to skip or miss a beat because of all the noise or distraction of one case. We will continue to do our job,” added the prosecutor.

Fulton County District Attorney Fannie Willis said the prosecution of Donald Trump for election interference was not delayed by the case over her romantic relationship with Nathan Wade. AP

Willis also denied that revealing her personal ties to the country had damaged her reputation.

“I’m not ashamed of anything I’ve done. I guess my biggest crime is that I had a relationship with a man, but it’s not something I find uncomfortable in any way. And I know I haven’t done anything illegal.

A judge ruled earlier that month that Willis could continue to prosecute Trump and 14 co-defendants for allegedly trying to overturn the 2020 election after her lover and former attorney general Nathan Wade recused himself from the case.

However, it is still not entirely clear after Fulton County Superior Court Judge Scott McAfee on Wednesday granted him the right to appeal his decision allowing Willis to remain in the case.

Trump and seven other defendants seeking to impeach Willis did not have an automatic right to appeal before the trial began. However, McAfee granted the rare measure, citing the importance of the case.

The appeal is delaying the scheduling of the trial, making it unlikely that it will take place before the November election. Prosecutors originally requested a trial in August, but that was never granted, she said.

“We may request that date again,” she told CNN, “but we understand that a case has to go through the steps and go through the process.”

Willis told CNN that she doesn’t think her reputation needs to be repaired and that she hasn’t done anything embarrassing. via REUTERS
Trump faces four felony charges — including separate federal and state cases for his efforts to overturn the 2020 election, which he lost to President Joe Biden AP

“I’m also realistic that one of the defendants has multiple cases pending and some of them have trial dates that are ahead of ours,” she added, referring to Trump’s numerous legal woes. “So I will always respect sister jurisdictions.”

The relationship was first revealed by Trump co-defendant Mike Roman in a lawsuit that said the situation constituted a conflict of interest and wanted Willis removed from the case.

Defense attorneys argued that Willis hired Wade to profit from the Trump prosecution through their romantic relationship. McAfee decided there wasn’t enough evidence to prove those claims, but chided Willis for what he called a “huge error of judgment.”

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