Judge orders hearing on Trump’s motion to disqualify Fulton County DA

The hearing takes place when charges in the case may be imminent.

A judge has scheduled a hearing on former President Donald Trump’s proposal to remove Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis from the investigation into Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 election results in Georgia. .

The petition seeks to dismiss the grand jury’s special-purpose report that gathered much of the evidence in the case.

The hearing is set for Thursday, August 10 at 10 a.m. and all summaries on the matter are due two days prior, on August 8. The hearing occurs when the Allegations in the case may be imminent — Willis previously said in a letter that she will announce her charging decisions by September 1.

Earlier this month, Trump filed his petition seeking to remove Willis from the investigation and rescind the report produced by the Special Purpose Grand Jury – claiming it was “the result of a process that is both illegal and illegal in its application.”

PHOTO: Fani Willis, Fulton County District Attorney, Georgia inside her offices at the Fulton County Justice Center Tower in Atlanta, September 20, 2022.

Fani Willis, U.S. Attorney for Fulton County, Georgia inside her offices at the Fulton County Justice Center Tower in Atlanta, September 20, 2022.

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“[Trump] currently sitting on a cliff,” the filing states. “A regular Fulton County grand jury may return an indictment any day based on a confirmed investigative report and process. completely without authority.”

The Georgia Supreme Court had previously rejected a similar petition by Trump and his team.

PHOTO: Republican presidential candidate and former president Donald Trump speaks at the Iowa Republican Party's Lincoln Dinner of 2023 in Des Moines, Iowa, on July 28, 2023.

Republican presidential candidate former president Donald Trump speaks at the Iowa Republican Party’s Lincoln Dinner 2023 in Des Moines, Iowa, on July 28, 2023 in an effort to overturn the election. 2020.

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The form states that the report is “targeting” Trump, and therefore “unable to follow the legal process he is subject to the 14th Amendment and the Georgia Bill of Rights.”

“However, at all times, the Superintendent Judge and District Attorney have trampled on procedural safeguards to the rights of Plaintiffs and others,” Trump’s filing states. “The whole process has now been infected with an incurable infection. And nothing that follows can be legal or publicly honorable.”

The special purpose grand jury sat for about eight months and heard the testimony of more than 75 witnesses. That grand jury has no power to return the indictments.

Trump also filed this petition against the Fulton County judge overseeing the DA’s case, resulting in all Fulton County Supreme Court justices being rehired.

Superior Court Judge Stephen Schuster, who was previously a judge in nearby Cobb County, was assigned to the case and ordered a hearing.

Edmuns DeMars

Edmund DeMarche is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Edmund DeMarche joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing edmund@ustimespost.com.

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