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Georgia Attorney Predicts Election Interference Case Won't Proceed Before Election

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Georgia attorney Ashleigh Merchant expressed skepticism regarding the progress of Fani Willis' 2020 election interference case against former President Trump before the upcoming November election. Merchant stated that she sees no feasible way for the case to proceed before the election, despite Willis's warning that the 'train is coming'.

Last week, Georgia Judge Scott McAfee permitted Trump and his co-defendants to appeal the decision allowing Willis to remain on the case following the dismissal of prosecutor Nathan Wade due to alleged improper relations. Merchant, representing a Trump co-defendant, explained that the case will now move to a Court of Appeals, which will determine if Willis is disqualified, return the case to Judge McAfee, or escalate it to the Supreme Court.

Merchant emphasized that a trial resolution before the election is improbable, criticizing Willis for making the case overly broad. She highlighted the unprecedented scenario of a presidential candidate being on trial, deeming it unheard of.

Willis recently addressed the case after Judge McAfee's ruling that she must remove either herself or Wade from the case. Following the order, Wade resigned, allowing Willis to continue. Willis affirmed that her team has been diligently working on the case and expressed determination despite perceived efforts to impede progress.

While Merchant doubted the resolution of Willis's election interference case before the election, she suggested that Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg's hush money payments case against Trump could proceed sooner. She opined that the election interference case was the weakest among the cases, despite being prioritized for advancement.

Merchant's insights shed light on the legal complexities surrounding the high-profile cases involving Trump, underscoring the intricate legal maneuvers and uncertainties surrounding the timing of their resolutions.

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