Two big bombshells dropped in the Fani Willis saga in Fulton County, Georgia, and both of them are a doozy.
First up is that Trump’s attorneys have filed a motion alleging that Fani Willis’s comments at a church violated Georgia ethics.
“The motion filed today on behalf of President Trump seeks to hold District Attorney Willis legally accountable both for the misconduct alleged in a motion filed by Mr. Roman as well as her extrajudicial public statements falsely and intentionally injecting race into this case,” attorney Steve Sadow said in a statement.
“Her attempt to foment racial animus and prejudice against the defendants in order to divert and deflect attention away from her alleged improprieties calls out for the sanctions of dismissal and disqualification,” the statement continued.
Latest Trump filing in the GA RICO case makes a great point –
DA Fani Willis violated GA ethics rules by publicly accusing the defendants of racism after they noted her affair with Special Prosecutor Nathan Wade.
Trump: stoking racial division requires dismissal. pic.twitter.com/dyWq0flfgo
— Techno Fog (@Techno_Fog) January 25, 2024
However, that wasn’t the biggest bombshell.
The DA’s office in Fulton County has admitted that they had correspondence with the White House Counsel’s office.
During arguments in court, Fulton County prosecutor Alex Bernick was forced to admit there were previously undisclosed written communications between the White House and DA’s office.
“We did get a letter from the White House counsel’s office, your honor,” Bernick said. “It was about logistics and procedures… two written letters, your honor, about procedures, about how we interviewed, whether those Touhy type process with former or current White House officials.”
“Those communications with the White House are relevant to a selective prosecution or a due process defense,” Fulton County Superior Court Judge Scott McAfee said, adding: “We cannot find any other cases where a lawyer or anybody else was prosecuted for a draft letter that was never sent. I haven’t found any cases in Georgia or anywhere else out there.”
McAfee countered, asking Bernick: “You would agree that a selective prosecution is a viable claim? There are a lot of hurdles. They haven’t cleared any of them.”
“I would agree it’s a viable defense,” Bernick conceded.
Fulton County Superior Court Judge Scott McAfee wants to see the letters and he wanted to review that correspondence in his chambers with the attorneys.
You can watch the argument below, just listen to the DA’s voice.
NEW: During a hearing today for Jeff Clark in Fani Willis’ RICO case, DA office admitted it received 2 letters from Biden White House counsel.
Judge wants both letters filed under seal for en camera review in his chambers. pic.twitter.com/blm1hZM374
— Julie Kelly 🇺🇸 (@julie_kelly2) January 25, 2024