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Former Trump Adminstration Attorney Seeks To Replace DA Fani Willis

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A former attorney for the Trump administration has become the latest problem for embattled Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis.

Attorney Courtney Kramer entered the race against Willis just hours before the official paperwork deadline closed on Friday. Kramer, an elections law attorney, is running as a Republican in traditionally deep-blue Fulton County. Pledging to prioritize crime reduction in the region, she has also been vocal in her opposition to Willis and her handling of the Trump prosecution, Newsweek reported Friday.

Since Richard Nixon’s victory in 1972, Fulton County voters haven’t chosen a Republican presidential candidate. In 2020, President Joe Biden secured over 72 percent of the vote in the county, which spans the heart of metro Atlanta. Similarly, in 2016, Hillary Clinton won with nearly 68 percent of the vote, the outlet continued.

“As a lawyer myself, it’s disgusting to see her not follow her rules of professional conduct or take her oath of office seriously,” Kramer, who previously interned at the Office of White House Counsel during the Trump administration, told Real America’s Voice on Monday. “It’s a disgrace to the legal community.”

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Willis faces criticism over her connection with special prosecutor Nathan Wade, whom she enlisted to assist in prosecuting former President Donald Trump and his associates in her election interference case. While the couple has claimed under oath that their relationship commenced after Wade’s appointment, some witnesses refute that and say it began long before she filed her charges and hired him. Also, co-defendants in the RICO case contend that it constitutes a conflict of interest, prompting calls for Willis’s office to be disqualified from the prosecution.

Kramer has previously suggested that if it’s found that Willis lied on disclosure forms, the alleged misconduct could escalate beyond an ethics violation. Speaking to The Daily Caller in January, she said there’s a “potential for criminal liability.”

Last week, former Fox News host Megyn Kelly, an attorney herself, said she believes that Willis perjured herself when she testified about her relationship with  Wade.

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Kelly also spoke about Willis’ testimony and possible penalties if she is found to have committed perjury.

“We’ve gotten our hands on the texts [between Ashleigh Merchant and Terrence Bradley], the admissions by Nathan Wade’s friend and former lawyer that they did not want you to see…This morning, we’ll dissect the mind-blowing hearing in Fulton County that took place Tuesday afternoon and bring you exclusive information about this case. As I told you yesterday, that hearing could blow up one of the four criminal cases against former President Trump,” Kelly began.

“At the heart of it all: A man named Terrence Bradley. He’s the one-time law partner, divorce attorney, and friend of special prosecutor Nathan Wade. He did not want to be there yesterday. And he made that abundantly clear… As he obfuscated… and did a whole lot of… not recalling things… It was downright uncomfortable. I believe he lied repeatedly. That’s my opinion about his faulty memory,” Kelly added.

“Now, if you’re reading CNN today… they’ll tell you, ‘A Georgia lawyer who had been billed as a star witness in the effort to disqualify Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis did not deliver damaging testimony Tuesday on her romantic relationship with prosecutor Nathan Wade.’ Oh CNN…Dumb or dishonest? Take your pick…So sit back and listen as we do the hard work for them and, more importantly, for you because when you dig into what was said, what wasn’t said, and take a look at the evidence, a lot more was revealed than you would’ve caught on CNN. Key to this story are the texts Mr. Bradley and defense Attorney Ashleigh Merchant exchanged over several months…,” the host said.

“Texts that prove Terrance Bradley told attorney Merchant… counsel for the defendant Michael Roman… that Fani Willis and Nathan Wade’s affair began prior to Willis hiring him to prosecute Trump…. something both Willis and Wade denied under oath. Nathan Wade was paid hundreds of thousands of dollars of taxpayer money by Ms. Willis… as he wined and dined her… and took her on lavish vacations around the world. But when Mr. Bradley took the stand… under oath… he seemingly forgot it all!… The man might want to check with the doctor because he’s clearly having some early onset dementia,” she added.

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