Looks like the Peach State has some political drama brewing. Georgia’s Republican Party leadership is calling out Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis, claiming she’s on a partisan witch hunt against former President Donald Trump.

They say Willis is spending big money to investigate Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 election results in Georgia. But Willis asserts she’s just doing her job in probing potential illegal interference in the election. This spat shines a spotlight on the tensions around the last presidential race that still haven’t cooled off.

With the next election coming up quickly, both parties are strategizing hard for votes in this battleground state. Stay tuned to see if the saber-rattling leads anywhere or fizzles into election background noise.

Background on Trump and Georgia Election Probe

Fani Willis, the district attorney of Fulton County, Georgia, is facing her fourth call to be removed from the case investigating former President Donald Trump’s alleged interference in the 2020 election. David Schafer, the Georgia GOP chairman in 2020 and a presidential elector for Trump, filed a motion claiming Willis has shown a “pattern of prosecutorial, forensic misconduct” that should disqualify her and her entire office.

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Schafer’s motion follows similar claims by co-defendant Michael Roman that Willis had an improper relationship with special prosecutor Nathan Wade, whom she hired to help prosecute the case. Willis admitted to a personal relationship with Wade but denied any conflict of interest.

Prejudical Statements from Willis

However, Schafer claimed Willis has made prejudicial public statements about the case in media interviews and speeches that were intended to “infect the jury pool.” In January, Willis addressed affair allegations at a church, saying, “You cannot expect Black women to be perfect and save the world. We need to be allowed to stumble. We need grace.”

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Roman previously alleged that Wade billed Fulton County for 24 hours of work in one day shortly after being appointed and that Willis benefited from lavish vacations with Wade funded by his $654,000 in taxpayer-funded salary since January, despite his lack of experience prosecuting racketeering and felony cases.

Professional and Personal Ties To The Case

Schafer asked the court to uphold a February 15 hearing to present evidence compelling Willis’ removal. His lawyer said Schafer, who is presumed innocent, has had his life “upended by unwarranted and meritless charges” that Willis lacks authority to pursue.


The tangled web of personal and professional relationships in the case has led to calls for Willis to recuse herself to avoid even the appearance of impropriety. However, Willis has argued that she intends to pursue the case vigorously within legal and ethical boundaries.

Allegations of Political Bias Against Willis

The Fulton County District Attorney, Fani Willis, has been accused of political bias and prosecutorial misconduct in her investigation into former President Donald Trump. Three co-defendants in the case have filed motions asking the court to remove Willis from the prosecution due to conflicts of interest and prejudicial statements made to the media.

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David Schafer, the former Georgia GOP chairman, claimed in court filings that Willis engaged in a “pattern of prosecutorial, forensic misconduct” that should disqualify her and her entire staff from the case.

Is Willis Playing the Victim?

Schafer also pointed to comments Willis made at a church in January, where she suggested critics were “playing the race card” by questioning only her actions. Schafer said Willis’ remarks were meant to “infect the jury pool” with the implication that any criticism of her must be racially motivated.

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The various motions reference reports that Wade billed Fulton County for questionable amounts of work, including 24 hours in a single day, shortly after his appointment. They claim Willis benefited financially from Wade’s inflated salary by taking lavish vacations with him, though Willis denied any wrongdoing.

Responses to Claims Willis Is “Out to Get Trump

Critics argue Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis is unjustly targeting former President Donald Trump in her investigation into election interference. However, others say such claims are unfounded, and Willis is simply doing her job.


According to court documents, Willis hired special prosecutor Nathan Wade to help investigate Trump and allegedly took lavish vacations with him at taxpayer expense. Co-defendant David Schafer claims this relationship and Wade’s lack of experience show Willis’ bias. Schafer says Willis’ comments portraying critics as racist prove her intent to “infect the jury pool.”

No Direct Conflict No Case

Supporters counter that Willis’ relationship with Wade is irrelevant, and Georgia law only allows removal if a conflict directly harms the defendant. They argue attacks on Willis, a Black woman, are racially motivated. In a January church speech, Willis said, “You cannot expect Black women to be perfect and save the world. We need to be allowed to stumble. We need grace.”

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Critics argue Willis’ speech confirms her aim to bias jurors, but supporters say she asked not to face unfair standards due to her race and gender. Either way, the court must determine whether a conflict of interest exists and actually prejudiced Trump’s case.

Did Willis Deserve Her Role, or Was It Given To Her as a Favor?

Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis is investigating former President Donald Trump’s attempts to overturn Georgia’s 2020 election results. The probe into Trump’s alleged election interference has been marred by drama surrounding Willis and her relationship with special prosecutor Nathan Wade.

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Willis hired Wade, who has no experience prosecuting racketeering or felony cases, to help investigate Trump. According to court documents, Wade has billed Fulton County $654,000 since January 2022. In November 2021, shortly after being appointed special prosecutor, Wade allegedly billed the county for 24 hours of work in a single day.

It’s Getting Messy for Everyone Involved

David Schafer, the Georgia GOP chairman during the 2020 election, claims Willis financially benefited from her alleged relationship with Wade by taking lavish vacations together funded by Wade. Schafer argues Willis’ relationship with Wade and payments to him constitute a conflict of interest and a violation of ethics rules.

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Willis has denied any improper relationship with Wade or conflict of interest. However, she admitted having a “personal” relationship with him. Under Georgia law, a district attorney must have a harmful conflict of interest to be removed from a case.

What Potential Charges Could Trump Face in Georgia?

The prosecution of former President Trump in Georgia could lead to several potential charges. According to documents filed by attorneys for co-defendant David Schafer, District Attorney Fani Willis has indicated Trump and his allies may face charges of racketeering and election fraud.

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The racketeering charge suggests that Trump and allies may have conspired to unlawfully influence Georgia’s election results. Election fraud charges could relate to Trump’s phone call urging Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to “find” enough votes to overturn Biden’s win.