(FixThisNation.com) – On Wednesday Fani Willis, the District Attorney for Fulton County, Georgia Fulton was handed a loss by Judge Scott McAfee who ruled that the trial of two of the 19 defendants in the racketeering case could be separated.
Willis had originally stated her intention to have a common trial for all 19 defendants looking into their attempts to overturn the presidential election results in 2020 in the state. Her office had even stated that they were willing to start the proceedings as early as October 23.
However, McAfee has now ruled that two of former President Donald Trump’s lawyers, Sidney Powell and Kenneth Chesebro could have separate trials. The two had filed to have their cases severed so that they could be tried on their own instead of with all other defendants. During their arraignment, they both pleaded not guilty.
McAfee during his Wednesday ruling noted that the cases being separated was a “procedural and logistical inevitability,” and also noted that there were concerns that there were no rooms in Fulton County Courthouse that could accommodate all 19 defendants at the same time, along with their legal teams and support staff.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution political reporter Greg Bluestein in a post on X, formerly known as Twitter noted that this ruling was a “blow” to Willis who had been pushing for all 19 defendants to be tried together.
Neama Rahmani, an attorney from California also pointed out in a post that this was not only a loss of Willis but also Special Counsel Jack Smith who was being given a preview of how the election fraud case could play out.
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