‘Pattern Of Deceit’: Defense Attorney Lists 6 Specific Reasons To Disqualify Willis

Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis testifies during a hearing on the Georgia election interference case, Thursday, Feb. 15, 2024, in Atlanta. The hearing is to determine whether Willis should be removed from the case because of a relationship with Nathan Wade, special prosecutor she hired in the election interference case against former President Donald Trump. (Alyssa Pointer/Pool Photo via AP)

A defense attorney laid out six concrete conflicts of interest that should disqualify Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis during a hearing on Friday.

Harry MacDougald, the attorney for Trump co-defendant Jeffrey Clark, pointed out that conflicts extended beyond the financial benefits the original motion alleges Willis’ gained from appointing her lover, Nathan Wade. Other factors, including Willis’ political ambition and “pattern of deceit,” also demonstrate conflicts of interest, he said.