Experts believe Fani Willis’ ‘sordid scandal’ could complicate jury selection in the Trump case

Legal experts believe that the “illicit affair” between District Attorney Fani Willis and her subordinate counsel could potentially complicate the process of jury selection in the case against former President Trump. This comes after a Georgia judge presented Willis with an ultimatum, giving her the choice to either resign or remove her ex-lover from the prosecution team.

On Friday morning, Judge Scott McAfee of Fulton County Superior Court ruled that lawyers representing Trump and several co-defendants in the 2020 election interference case were unable to prove an actual conflict of interest. They had alleged that District Attorney Willis had unfairly benefited from hiring special prosecutor Nathan Wade, with whom she had a romantic relationship.

On Friday afternoon, Wade chose to resign from his position, explaining in a letter to Willis that he was doing so “in the interest of democracy.” This decision now leaves Willis to proceed with the prosecution.

According to legal experts, Willis’ “sordid scandal” adds another layer of complexity to the jury selection process in an already high-profile case.

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