GA: Judge disqualifies DA from investigating fake “elector” for disgraced former president

Source: The Hill

“The Atlanta-area prosecutor who is probing the effort by former President Trump and his allies to overturn the 2020 election result in Georgia was disqualified by a judge Monday from criminally investigating one of the 16 Republicans who served on a phony slate of pro-Trump electors. The ruling, a stunning rebuke to Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis, came after a judge found that a conflict of interest barred Willis and her office from investigating state Sen. Burt Jones, one of the sham electors. The district attorney last month hosted a fundraiser for a Democratic candidate who went on to win his party’s nomination and will now face off against Jones, whom Willis had identified as a target of the grand jury’s investigation. ‘This scenario creates a plain — and actual and untenable — conflict,’ Judge Robert McBurney of the Superior Court of Fulton County wrote in his Monday order disqualifying Willis from pursuing Jones.” (07/25/22)