- On Monday, the Georgia Supreme Court unanimously threw out a long-shot bid by former President Donald Trump to disqualify Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis.
- Trump’s lawyers had also asked the court to strike down the special grand jury report recommending criminal charges in the Willis investigation into the 2020 Georgia election.
- Willis has indicated that indictments related to the investigation of possible attempts to interfere in President Joe Biden’s election victory could be filed as early as August.
Former US President and 2024 Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump gestures about weightlifting as he speaks at a Republican volunteer recruiting event at Fervent at Calvary Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada, on July 8, 2023.
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The Georgia Supreme Court on Monday unanimously dismissed an unlikely offer by the former president donald trump to disqualify District Attorney Fani Willis and to quash the special grand jury report that recommended criminal charges in its investigation of the 2020 Georgia election.
The Georgia supreme court ruling came just weeks before Willis, who led the investigation into possible efforts by Trump and his allies to interfere in the presidency. Joe BidenPeach’s electoral victory in the Peach State, was expected to seek indictments.
Trump’s lawyers have failed to show that the case presents “one of those extremely rare circumstances” that requires bypassing lower courts, the supreme court justices ruled. “Therefore, the petition is dismissed.”
In their petition four days earlier, Trump’s lawyers acknowledged that it would be highly unusual for the state supreme court to accept the case, since it normally reviews appeals from lower courts. However, they argued that the higher court should take up the matter, in part because of Trump’s status as former president and 2024 presidential candidate.
Trump’s legal team had filed a similar request in Fulton County Superior Court.
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