Fani Willis warns ‘train is coming’ in Trump Georgia case

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Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis (D) warned that the “train is coming” in her prosecution of former President Trump in his election interference case, despite efforts to slow down the case amid the discovery of her once-romantic relationship with a former special prosecutor.

Willis, who avoided being disqualified from the case after appointing her former boyfriend to work it, said the weeks-long process detailing her relationship didn’t derail the main case because her team “has been continuing to work.”

“All 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,” she told CNN on Saturday. “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,” Willis continued.

A Georgia judge ruled last week that the case against Trump and his allies could continue, so long as Willis or Nathan Wade, the prosecutor she had a relationship with, stepped aside.

Willis was sharply criticized by the judge in the ruling, but he did not disqualify her from continuing her prosecution. She has maintained that she wants the case to head to trial ahead of the November election.

In his ruling, Judge Scott McAfee scolded Willis for both the relationship and her public remarks following the accusation. He criticized her for comments she made suggesting that race might have been a factor in the case defendants made against her and Wade, as well as other public comments about the former president.

In the CNN interview, Willis said she doesn’t feel like she has to reclaim her reputation following the scandal.

“Let’s say for the record, I’m not embarrassed by anything I’ve done,” she said. “You know, I guess my greatest crime is I had a relationship with a man but that’s not something that I find embarrassing in any way and I know that I have not done anything illegal.”

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