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.”
“[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.
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.