Trump seeks dismissal of 2020 Georgia election interference charges

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Published: 2024-02-16 10:51

Last Updated: 2024-04-16 08:11


Trump seeks dismissal of 2020 Georgia election interference charges
Trump seeks dismissal of 2020 Georgia election interference charges

A judge in Georgia has commenced a hearing regarding former President Donald Trump's petition to dismiss charges related to interference in the 2020 presidential election.

Trump's motion is grounded on allegations of "misconduct" by Attorney General Fani Willis.

Trump and his associates assert that Willis engaged in an "inappropriate intimate personal relationship" with Special Prosecutor Nathan Wade. They claim that part of the USD 650,000 payment made to Wade was utilized for extravagant vacations with Willis.

Although Willis acknowledged a "personal relationship" with Wade, she clarified that it commenced after November 2021, subsequent to her appointment to the case.

Judge Scott McAfee has allocated two days for the hearing, which may involve testimonies from Willis and Wade.

Trump will not attend the hearing, as he is currently in New York for another legal proceeding.

The allegations of misconduct against Willis pose a threat to Georgia's case against Trump.

Furthermore, Trump faces federal charges for allegedly conspiring to overturn the 2020 election results.

Trump contends that he was not involved in any criminal conspiracy to alter the election outcomes in Georgia and believes that the accusations against him are politically motivated.

The trial for Trump and his co-defendants is scheduled to commence on August 5, three months before the presidential elections.