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Judge Overseeing Trump’s Georgia Case Donated To Fani Willis Campaign Prior To Appointment

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Feb 22, 2024, 8:11:34 AMFeb 22

February 21, 2024

Fulton County Superior Court Judge Scott McAfee, who is overseeing
the case against former President Donald Trump, made a small donation
of $150 to Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis’ campaign
prior to his appointment.

McAfee, who was sworn in on Feb. 1, 2023 after being appointed by
Republican Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, made his donation in June 2020
while still working as an assistant U.S. Attorney for the Department
of Justice (DOJ), according to financial disclosures. He will soon
have to decide whether Willis should be disqualified over allegations
that she financially benefited from appointing her romantic partner,
Nathan Wade, to work on the Trump case.

McAfee also formerly worked under Fani Willis when she led the
complex trial division in the Fulton County District Attorney’s
Office, according to the New York Times.

Atlanta-based criminal defense attorney and legal analyst Philip
Holloway told the Daily Caller News Foundation McAfee’s donation was
“nominal,” but said it should still have been disclosed to the
defendants so they could determine “whether they believed that
amounted to a conflict of interest on the part of the judge.”

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