Fate of Fulton County DA's role in Trump case uncertain after testimony concludes

February 17, 2024

After two days of emotional, combative and detailed testimony, the evidentiary hearing over whether Willis committed misconduct wrapped up Friday. But the fate of one of the most important criminal prosecutions in the country – the racketeering case involving former President Donald Trump – remains unclear. Defense attorneys seeking to disqualify Willis and Wade from the case spent Thursday and Friday exploring their romantic relationship and probing alleged financial incentives for the couple to prosecute the case. McAfee did not decide Friday whether to remove Willis and the entire Fulton DA’s office from the case – a decision that could fundamentally undermine the case against Trump and 14 other remaining defendants. That leaves Willis, Wade, the defendants and the entire case in limbo for at least another week.