Lawyers filed a special plea demanding that Fulton County DA Fani Willis dismiss her 'grotesque abuse of prosecutorial power' against their client, Jeffrey Clark, over his First Amendment right to question the 2020 election.
Trump won less than 27% of the vote in the 2020 election in Fulton County. If his case were to be tried in a federal court, jurors would be drawn from 10 counties consisting of Atlanta and its suburbs, where Trump won 33% of the vote.
The Federalist's report accused Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis of engaging in a 'legal crusade against former President Donald Trump and other Republicans for their lawful contesting of Georgia’s flawed 2020 election.'
The trial date has sparked renewed allegations of 'election interference' from Trump and other conservatives who have long contended that the barrage of indictments against the former president have been politically motivated. Trump has vowed to appeal.
The charges brought against Donald Trump and more than a dozen others by Fani Willis, a partisan Georgia prosecutor, have been slammed as a desperate effort to throw 'a bunch of stuff at the wall trying to get something, anything to stick.'
‘The Legislature has this great check and balance when it comes to controlling the purse,’ Georgia Republican Sen. Colton Moore said, arguing taxpayers don’t want their money ‘going to fund this type of political persecution.’