The former US president is being tried in Georgia on charges of attempted fraud in the 2020 presidential elections.

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Donald Trump asked the Georgia Court of Appeals, today, Friday, to dismiss prosecutor Fanny Willis in the case of attempted fraud in the 2020 presidential election in that state because of an intimate relationship between her and Nathan Wade, the investigator responsible for leading the trial of the former US president. president.

The Republican White House nominee and eight other defendants are asking an appeals court to overturn a judge's decision that allowed Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis to continue investigating the case.

Prosecutor Fanny Willis.

Attorney General Fanny Willis during the hearing in the case of the State of Georgia against Donald John Trump in Fulton County Circuit Court on March 1, 2024 in Atlanta, Georgia.

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This appeal represents a new opportunity for the former United States president to delay or abort one of the four criminal cases brought against him.

In trial court, Fulton County Judge Scott McAfee strongly criticized the relationship between Fannie Willis and Nathan Wade in his decision. But he rejected defense claims that this relationship led to a conflict of interest, which made it necessary to marginalize the entire team responsible for this case.

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Nathan Wade has since withdrawn from this case at the judge's request to allow Fanny Willis and his colleagues to continue investigating the case.

The Court of Appeal has 45 days to decide whether to hear the case or not. Scott McAfee had allowed Donald Trump and the other defendants to appeal his decision immediately, but said he would allow the trial proceedings to continue during the appeal phase.

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