Fani Willis has just been dealt another major blow in her RICO case against Donald Trump and his co-defendants.
Georgia State Senator Shawn Still has won his motion to delay his case by three months, setting back Willis’ schedule on the case.
- Senator Still’s motion
- Trump goes after Willis
A motion has just been granted in the case that could set back Willis’ timeline rather dramatically. Since Senator Still is a member of the General Assembly, the judge ruled that his pretrial motions deadline could be extended by three months to April. The filing stated:
“As a current member of the General Assembly, the Defendant is automatically entitled to a continuance and stay from ‘all aspects of the case.’
“All other provisions, including initial reciprocal discovery obligations, remain in place. Additional extensions will only be considered upon filing of a particularized motion containing a detailed, fact-based explanation of the need for the extension, including the amount of time needed.”
Willis has made headlines for something that may also impact this case, and Donald Trump could not wait to take a shot at her for it. Willis was recently subpoenaed in a divorce case for one of the prosecutors who is working this case for her.
Mike Roman, another co-defendant, subpoenaed Willis for allegedly “engaging in an improper” relationship with special prosecutor Nathan Wade. After Roman’s filing, Trump called for the case to be dismissed, claiming that Willis had been compromised. He posted to Truth Social:
“You had a very big event yesterday as you saw in Georgia where the district attorney is totally compromised. The case has to be dropped.
“They went after 18 or 20 people. … She was out of her mind. Now it turns out that case is totally compromised.”
Needless to say, the allegations made against Willis could have a significant impact on this case. If she is found to have had an affair with one of the prosecutors, it clearly taints the conclusions reached by Wade, as Trump and the other defendants can claim he only came to those conclusions because of the relationship with Willis.
Roman’s team is also making the claim that the only reason Wade was brought into the case was so that Willis could get him paid and that he is not qualified for this position.
While it is unlikely that the case will be tossed on this motion alone, the optics are not very good for Willis. Former DeKalb County prosecutor J. Tom Morgan, a professor at Western Carolina University, commented on that exact narrative, stating:
“I don’t see a judge throwing out the indictment or recusing Ms. Willis’s office. The optics, however, are terrible.”
These prosecutions have to go off without a hitch, or they open the door for an appeal, or worse, at least in the eyes of Democrats, more support is generated for Donald Trump as a victim of a corrupt political system. If this affair is true, Willis played right into Trump's hand, whether she knows it or not.