This is VERY good news for Trump.
Attorneys representing former President Donald Trump have filed an urgent motion to disqualify Fulton County District Attorney Fani T. Willis and her office. In response, a prominent state judge has ruled that the motion should be heard outside of Willis’ jurisdiction.
According to Newsmax, Fulton County Superior Court Judge Ural Glanville recently decided that Georgia’s Seventh Judicial Administrative District (JAD) will appoint a judge from outside the district to preside over the case. The Seventh JAD is situated in Cartersville, Georgia, and is responsible for overseeing 14 counties in the northwest part of the state.
The investigation revolves around Trump’s alleged phone call to probe election fraud during the 2020 presidential election challenge. Trump’s legal team claims that the investigation is politically motivated, citing evidence of Willis fundraising for her political campaign with a focus on probing the former president.
The 650-page motion, reviewed by Glanville and transferred to the 7th JAD, contains allegations that Willis was soliciting funds for her reelection campaign linked to the ongoing case and retweeting requests for followers and campaign contributions related to her prosecution efforts. Trump’s attorneys argue that these actions resulted in an influx of donors from outside Georgia, raising concerns about ethics violations.
Glanville’s order entails the recusal of Willis’ Fulton County from handling the Trump defense motion, seeking to disqualify Willis and her office due to perceived political bias. The motion also aims to dismiss the evidence and the final report issued by the special grand jury earlier in the year.
The foreperson of the special grand jury had previously given interviews to liberal media outlets, expressing anti-Trump sentiments, which legal experts found troubling and potentially grounds for appeal and challenges to Trump’s defense.
Willis’ spokesperson declined to comment on the accusations or Glanville’s order in a statement to the Post.
The Georgia Supreme Court had already rejected a previous motion by Trump’s team to disqualify Willis and her grand jury report.
Trump’s legal team argues that due to the district attorney’s influence and the supervising judge’s inaction, the former president’s rights have been disregarded, including his right to have his motion heard and ruled upon.
This latest development arises just before the scheduled window for Willis’ charging decision, expected to take place between July 31 and August 18. During this period, there are reports that no in-person proceedings will be held at the Fulton County courthouse.