Civil rights attorney Leo Terrell said Thursday that witness testimony may have provided the key evidence to disqualify District Attorney Fani Willis and prosecutor Nathan Wade from Trump’s trial in Fulton County, Georgia.

Willis verbally argued with lawyers for hours at an evidentiary hearing about his relationship with the lead prosecutor he hired to present the case against Trump.

Co-defendant Republican political operative Michael Roman alleged in court filings last month that Willis should be disqualified from the case, alleging she benefited financially from hiring Wade because of their personal relationship.

Fox News correspondent Steve Harrigan spoke with “Outnumbered” co-host Harris Faulkner about how the judge presiding over this case warned that “even the appearance” of a conflict of interest or lying in depositions could be enough to disqualify both from participating in Trump’s legal counsel. case in Georgia.

Leo Terrell

Leo Terrell, a civil rights attorney with FOX News Media, argued today that the judge presiding over the Fani Willis case has shocking new evidence that he didn’t have 24 hours ago. (FoxNews)

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Terrell agreed when he joined the segment, arguing that the judge has key evidence today that can guide the course of the case.

“Well, I’m telling you right now, the bombshell is the witness who testified that there was a personal relationship before the indictment of this case, and that is the evidence that the judge will have to decide,” he said. “Steve Harrigan said it best. Disqualification occurs whether there is an actual conflict or the appearance of it.”

Terrell went on to say, “I would tell you that the witness who testified about the relationship before 2022 is evidence of the appearance of a romantic relationship.”

The other notable courtroom event that Terrell recalled was “Wade’s characterization that his marriage had ended in 2015. He lost a lot of credibility, because the interlocutors he responded to denied the existence of any gifts, dinners or any other thing. That was a very creative argument.” on her part. I don’t think he’s going to fly, because he doesn’t pass the smell test, those are the two facts that I think were significant today.”

Faulkner noted that the witness was actually close enough to Willis to the point that she could testify about his life, in that “not only did she work in the district attorney’s office for Fani Willis, but she also rented him housing.” to Fani Willis when Fani Willis didn’t.” “She didn’t want to live at home anymore. She rented a condo from (the witness), so they had a close relationship, they were close friends, that’s what she called them.”

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Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis testifies during a hearing in the State of Georgia’s case against Donald John Trump at the Fulton County Courthouse on February 15, 2024 in Atlanta, Georgia. Judge Scott McAfee is hearing testimony on whether Willis and special prosecutor Nathan Wade should be disqualified from the case for allegedly lying about a personal relationship. (Photo by Alyssa Pointer-Pool/Getty Images)

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Co-host Kayleigh McEnany asked Terrell if any progress had been made in discerning the timing and financial aspects of Willis and Wade’s relationship.

“With respect to the existence of a relationship prior to 2022, the answer is definitely yes, this friend of hers had personal knowledge,” Terrell said. “He saw Fani Willis. He talked to Fani Willis. Fani Willis told him there was a romantic relationship, so definitely about that, yes, and again I go back to those interlocutions that Nathan Wade tried to hide in his divorce process, as a way of interlocutory, the existence of gifts or dinners or trips.”

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Terrell continued to summarize: “I think there is evidence that the judge has now that he didn’t have 24 hours ago. And again, I can’t emphasize this enough, disqualification happens, Kayleigh, whether there is a real conflict or the appearance of it. We learned a lot today, “The nation learned a lot, so I think those two components have been fulfilled.”

Fox News’ Brianna Herlihy contributed to this report.

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