Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis will not recuse herself from the investigation into former President Donald Trump‘s efforts to overturn Georgia’s 2020 election despite calls from conservatives to step back from the case over an alleged relationship with one of the special prosecutors.
Willis’s decision to stay stems from her concerns that leaving the case would essentially end the investigation into Trump, sources close to the district attorney’s office told CNN. Her investigation is one of four criminal cases against the former president that handed him 91 felony charges, several extending from his efforts to prevent Joe Biden from becoming president.
The district attorney has faced severe backlash following allegations she benefitted financially from a romantic relationship with Nathan Wade, the lead prosecutor on the Trump case. While both outside parties and Trump’s team have called on Willis to recuse herself from the investigation, the sources said she is preparing to counter arguments by arguing that defense attorneys seeking to remove her are wrong on the law.
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