Fulton County DA Appeals Dismissal of Trump Charges In Racketeering Case


Fani Willis, the District Attorney for Fulton County, has taken steps to appeal a judge’s ruling that dismissed multiple charges in the racketeering case against former President Donald Trump.

The decision to appeal follows Fulton County Superior Court Judge Scott McAfee’s March ruling, which stated that six charges against Trump and his co-defendants lacked sufficient detail and thus should be dropped.

Willis, without providing specific grounds for the appeal, has moved to challenge the judge’s decision. The appeal was filed on May 23, according to Fox News.

Among the six counts slated for dismissal, three directly involve Trump. Initially, the indictment included 41 counts against Trump and his co-defendants, as reported by Newsweek.

In parallel with Willis’ appeal, Trump’s legal team has sought to have Willis disqualified from the case.

They allege an “improper” relationship between Willis and special prosecutor Nathan Wade, who was enlisted to aid in the prosecution. While Judge McAfee ruled previously that this relationship did not compromise the trial’s integrity, a Georgia appeals court has agreed to hear an appeal on this matter. Wade has since recused himself from the case.

The legal standoff between Trump and Willis has escalated, notably against the backdrop of Willis’ recent primary election victory, where she secured a significant margin over her Democratic challenger.

In her post-election remarks, Willis reaffirmed her dedication to upholding justice, asserting,

“There is no one above the law in this country. Nor is there anyone beneath it.”