Judge throws out 6 of Fani Willis' charges against Trump and co-defendants

 March 14, 2024

Fulton County DA Fani Willis continues to be the receiver of bad news. 

According to Breitbart, on Wednesday, the judge overseeing her case against former President Donald Trump tossed out six of the charges "because District Attorney Fani Willis did not specify the felonies she said he was asking public officials to commit."

As it was reported, Trump and his co-defendants in the Georgia case were charged with counts related to "Solicitation of Violation of Oath by a Public Officer."

Georgia criminal code specifies that those types of charges should be felonies, and Willis' indictment doesn't make that clear.

Charges dropped

Judge Scott McAfee of the Superior Court of Fulton County issued a ruling in which he explained why the charges were being thrown out, citing a "lack of detail."

"The Court’s concern is less that the State has failed to allege sufficient conduct of the Defendants – in fact it has alleged an abundance. However, the lack of detail concerning an essential legal element is, in the undersigned’s opinion, fatal," McAfee wrote.

He added, "As written, these … counts contain all the essential elements of the crimes but fail to allege sufficient detail regarding the nature of their commission, i.e., the underlying felony solicited."

"...They do not give the Defendants enough information to prepare their defenses intelligently, as the Defendants could have violated the Constitutions and thus the statute in dozens, if not hundreds, of distinct ways," he pointed out.

The news was celebrated by Trump's lawyers, as it marks at least a minor victory while the judge determines whether or not Willis will be kept on the case, given her recent legal drama with prosecutor Nathan Wade.

Social media reacts

Many social media users commented on the news, with a majority of them asking why the entire case hasn't yet been thrown out.

"Let me know when the whole case is thrown out.." one X user wrote.

Another X user wrote, "The entire case should have been dismissed!!"

Only time will tell if the case remains intact if Willis and her office is ultimately removed from it.

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