Fani Just Walked Herself Into Another Hornets Nets, Legal Expert Cringe

Recently, Fani Willis gave an interview, and she said she has walked herself into another hornet nest.

What got her into hot water?

“While that was going on, we were writing responsive briefs, we were still doing the case in a way that it needed to be done. I don’t feel like we’ve been slowed down at all. I do think there are efforts to slow down this train, but the train is coming,” she said.

“We’re not going to miss or skip a beat because of all the noise or distraction on one case. We’re going to continue to do our work,” she added.

While Willis’ weekend remarks are unlikely to cause any hubbub in the case over Trump and his co-defendants alleged efforts to overturn his 2020 electoral defeat, the district attorney “should not” be making them, Atlanta defense attorney Andrew Fleischman told Salon.

Prosecutors announcing at the outset of a case who they’re indicting, the charges being brought and why is “fine,” he explained. But they should not make public statements that have “no legitimate law enforcement purpose even in the context of a political campaign.”

“They strengthen arguments for gag orders and disqualification, and they harm the public’s trust that this trial is about holding people accountable for crimes they have committed, rather than as part of an overall political strategy,” Fleischman said.
The district attorney’s comments to CNN primarily sounded like “campaign remarks” that “were really addressed to an audience of voters for the upcoming primary and general election,” Georgia State University law professor Clark Cunningham told Salon, noting that Willis is up for re-election in Fulton County this year.

Wills added that she doesn’t care what people think about her or how she conducts business.

“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 told a reporter.

Below is another big part of the problem:

Fleischman added that Fani’s own words may be used against her instead of the defense looking for a gag order.

“On the other hand, the defense may prefer that she keep talking, and may ask to submit clips of her interviews as evidence at trial,” he added.

Additionally, many of us watch Fani on the stand and as the case moves forward imagine what’s it’s going to be like to watch the trial if the case ever gets to one.


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