A judge scheduled a hearing on Friday to determine whether to approve former President Donald Trump’s motion to disqualify Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis from the pending investigation into Trump over alleged actions taken following the 2020 election.
The former president’s motion is set to be heard on Aug. 10 at 10 a.m., where the judge will evaluate whether to exclude Willis from the case and whether the special purpose grand jury report that provides much of the evidentiary standing for the case will be allowed for use for possible charges, according to ABC News.
Trump argues Willis should be disqualified and the evidence excluded in the investigation over allegations that he tried to overturn the 2020 election results in Georgia due to claims by Trump’s legal team that the case is unlawful and without standing.
“Yet, at every turn, the Supervising Judge and the District Attorney have trampled the procedural safeguards for Petitioner’s and other’s rights,” the filing from Trump states, according to ABC News. “The whole of the process is now incurably infected. And nothing that follows could be legally sound or publicly respectable.”
Willis announced in April that the former president could face charges by the summer over claims that, as president, Trump made a phone call to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger asking him to “find 11,780 votes” in order to flip the state from then-candidate Joe Biden to the former president after it was determined that Biden had won in Georgia in the 2020 presidential election.
Willis has yet to formally charge the president, saying previously that she would announce her decision regarding charges by Sept. 1, according to ABC News.
Trump is presently involved in other legal disputes, including an indictment on accusations that he mishandled classified material. In June, Trump was charged with 37 different counts related to the matter, including 31 counts of violating the Espionage Act, after the Federal Bureau of Investigation seized 102 documents from his home at Mar-a-Lago.
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