Fulton County DA Fani Willis Says ‘The Train is Coming’ for Trump and His Co-Defendants


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By Jaide Timm-Garcia, CNN

Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis testifies during a hearing in the case of the State of Georgia v. Donald Trump at the Fulton County Courthouse on February 15, 2024 in Atlanta. (Alyssa Pointer/Pool via Getty Images)

CNN — Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis said Saturday that “the train is coming,” referring to her team’s preparation for the case against former President Donald Trump and his 14 co-defendants and whether she was slowed down by attempts to remove her from the case.

Willis, who avoided being disqualified from the election subversion case after more than two months of hearings and court action over her romantic relationship with her lead prosecutor, told CNN she was still working on the case during that time.


But the DA’s office still faces legal hurdles in the case over alleged efforts to overturn the former president’s 2020 electoral defeat. On Wednesday, Fulton County Superior Court Judge Scott McAfee granted requests from Trump and his co-defendants to appeal the decision to allow Willis to continue prosecuting the case.

It is now up to the Georgia Court of Appeals to review the decision not to disqualify Willis. Trump and his co-defendants have argued that a romantic relationship between Willis and the now-former lead prosecutor on the case, Nathan Wade, created a conflict of interest that should disqualify them both.


Willis said she doesn’t feel as though she needs to rehabilitate her reputation with Fulton County residents, adding, “I’m not embarrassed by anything I’ve done. I guess my greatest crime is I had a relationship with a man, but that’s not something I find embarrassing in any way. And I know that I have not done anything that’s illegal.”

Willis said going forward, all eyes should be on “the charges, the facts and the law, and leave all the drama behind.”

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