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NBC Host Presses Dem Senator On Whether Fani Willis Should Step Down From Trump Case

NBC News host Kristen Welker on Sunday pressed Democratic Georgia Sen. Raphael Warnock on whether Fani Willis should step down from Trump's lawsuit.

The affair between Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis and Nathan Wade, whom Willis appointed as special prosecutor in President Trump's election interference case, has raised concerns about whether Willis should be disqualified from the case. , has been the subject of various public hearings. Mr. Welker tried to elicit Mr. Warnock's position on the issue in an interview on “Meet the Press.”

“Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis is dismissed from Donald Trump’s 2020 election interference case in Georgia after admitting she had a personal relationship with the lead prosecutor.” Possibly. Although she maintains there was no wrongdoing. Do you think that relationship undermines the integrity of the case, and should she resign?” Welker, a Georgia state senator, said. asked. (Related article: 'A chain of failures': Jonathan Turley reveals surprising testimony about Wade and Willis' love life)

“Listen, we are watching the judicial process unfold,” Warnock said. “And, unfortunately, I know there are politicians in the state of Georgia who are trying to tip the scales. I'm not going to pile on. I'm not going to add to that. Well, I'm not going to add to that as this process unfolds. Let's take a look and see where the chips fall. But at the end of the day, here's what Donald Trump deserves. “There is a right to a fair trial and we will have to wait and see how that plays out.”

“Given that, do you think Fani Willis should resign for the betterment of the case you just talked about because the optics have become so complicated on this matter?” Welker pressed. Ta.

“Well, listen, this case is before a judge, and I think the judge needs to make a decision based on the law, not based on optics,” Warnock said. . “And that's the great thing about America. We believe that no one is above the law.”

Trump was fingerprinted and photographed at the Fulton County Jail on August 24, 2023, after surrendering to authorities.

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