'That's Forbidden Love!'—Dershowitz, Turley, Graham Weigh in on 'Rotten Justice' in Fani Willis Case

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As we reported, the judge in Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis’ election interference case against Donald Trump ruled Friday that Willis could stay on despite her major ethical lapses. 

She had infamously hired her lover, Nathan Wade, to be the prosecutor in the matter, paid him lavishly, and took expensive vacations with him which he paid for with his business credit card. 


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The judge tried to thread the needle by allowing her to continue under the condition that she fire Wade (who has since resigned). 

The strange ruling seems eerily akin to Special Counsel Robert Hur’s decision in the classified documents case, where he refused to prosecute President Joe Biden even as he admitted there was plenty of evidence of malfeasance. One also can’t help but be reminded of James Comey and Robert Mueller, both of whom made similarly convoluted decisions in the past.

Plenty of observers were appalled by Judge Scott McAfee’s bizarre order. Harvard Professor of Law, Emeritus Alan Dershowitz wrote in his substack, “It’s more proof of America’s rotten justice.”

Forget ethics and legality, Dershowitz wrote in his piece:

Yet, on Friday, Judge McAfee somehow found a way to look the other way and deal public faith in American justice another sickening blow.

Logic, the law and morality be damned. 

It’s a decision that would make the wise King Solomon shudder.

For Judge McAfee has split the baby in half.

The ramifications of this travesty will be far-reaching, Dershowitz warned:

But no matter the outcome, this prosecution has been irrevocably tainted – and the U.S. justice system sinks deeper into decay.

George Washington University Law Professor Jonathan Turley was equally unimpressed. 

In a Friday opinion piece, Turley wondered how Wade was told to take a hike, but Willis was inexplicably spared:

It’s like… finding two people in a bank vault and taking one off to jail… The question is… the appearance problem that the judge identified with regard to Wade, it was directly related to his relationship with Willis. They both testified in the same way. They were the two parts of… this relationship, and yet only one of them was disqualified. And so that’s going to lead to these questions… Why should Willis escape that same penalty? The opinion leaves this feeling like the court went and shot the wounded.

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) slammed the two-tiered system of justice in this country:

I am hopeful either the Georgia State Senate or the state’s Attorney General will look into this matter. 

Today is a sad day for Georgia.

If Americans’ heads are spinning from the clown show that is today’s justice system, you can hardly blame them—it’s become seemingly commonplace for convoluted rulings conceived with pretzel logic to be handed down by judges and prosecutors. No wonder so many are losing faith in our legal institutions.

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