Judge Makes Threat to Dismiss Fani Willis Testimony After She Suffers Meltdown in Court

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A critical witness testified at a hearing on Thursday that a romantic relationship between two prosecutors leading the indictment of former President Donald Trump for his efforts to overturn his Georgia election loss began earlier than previously disclosed.

In addition, Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis contested the chronology, which the defense argued should disqualify both prosecutors from working on the case.

At the very least, such an action would likely result in several months of postponement, which would benefit Trump as he pursues re-election.

Willis was cautioned by Judge Scott McAfee during a contentious hearing that failure to respond to the questions posed would result in the strickening of her testimony from the record.

McAfee once declared a five-minute recess in response to Willis’s yelling, “It is a lie!”

In regard to the assertion made by the defense that she resided with the prosecutor under scrutiny.

Attorneys for Trump’s co-defendants argued that the relational dynamic between Willis and the prosecutor he retained, Nathan Wade, which commenced in 2021 and has since resulted in Wade’s salary exceeding $650,000 and expenditures on vacations with Willis, established a financial conflict of interest.

Willis allegedly benefited monetarily from the case against Trump by receiving Wade’s salary, which he previously used to fund outings and vacations.

Willis stated that portions of the travels in question were reimbursed to him by her.

The couple has maintained that their relationship began after Willis hired Wade and had no bearing on the criminal case.

However, Robin Bryant-Yeartie, a former friend of Willis, testified on Thursday that she had “absolutely no doubt” that the relationship began prior to his employment.

Willis’s testimony was profoundly intimate; she described a defense attorney’s implication that she had slept with Wade the first time they met in 2019 as “extremely offensive.”

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