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Fulton County DA Fani Willis Pushes Back Against Defense Lawyers on Stand

HeadlineFeb 16, 2024

Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis took the stand in Georgia. Defense lawyers are seeking to remove Willis from the sweeping election subversion case against Trump and his allies over her romantic relationship with Nathan Wade, the top prosecutor in the case. Wade also took the stand Thursday as both parties denied any wrongdoing or any financial benefit from their personal relationship, which they say ended last year. Fani Willis sparred with defense lawyers throughout the contentious hearing.

Fani Willis: “You’ve been intrusive into people’s personal lives. You’re confused. You think I’m on trial. These people are on trial for trying to steal an election in 2020. I’m not on trial, no matter how hard you try to put me on trial.”

In other Trump news, the GOP front-runner repeated his threat against NATO allies that he says do not pay enough into the military alliance. At a campaign rally in South Carolina Wednesday, he said, “If they’re not going to pay, we’re not going to protect, OK.” Vice President Kamala Harris is addressing the Munich Security Conference today, where she is expected to reassure NATO allies following Trump’s remarks.

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