Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signed a bill in May that would allow elected district attorneys to be removed from office.
newly enacted law (Senate Bill 92) Establishes a statewide Prosecuting Attorney’s Statewide Qualifications Commission that has the power to investigate complaints against district attorneys and, if necessary, remove them from office.
The grounds for discipline, removal or involuntary retirement of a district attorney or solicitor-general listed in the bill include:
- mental or physical incapacity which is permanent or is likely to interfere with the performance of his duties;
- willful misconduct in office;
- Willful and persistent failure to perform duties pursuant to Code Section 15-18-6, with respect to district attorneys;
- With respect to the Solicitor-General, willful and persistent failure to perform duties pursuant to Code Section 15-18-66;
- Conviction of an offense involving moral turpitude;
- conduct prejudicial to the administration of justice so as to bring disrepute to the office; Or
- Knowingly authorizing or permitting an assistant district attorney or assistant solicitor-general to do any act forming grounds for removal under paragraphs (1) to (6) of this subsection.
The measure comes at a critical time, as Fannie Willis, a Democrat serving as Fulton County’s district attorney, is actively probing former President Donald Trump for questioning the 2020 election. It’s an investigation that echoes years-long efforts by Stacey Abrams and other Democrats who have been raising similar concerns and challenging election integrity.
In a suspicious incident, the Fulton County Courthouse website made many allegations The RICO charges against Trump were also included on Monday before the grand jury proceedings ended. The information was immediately removed.
A Fulton County clerk said Trump indictment documents were posted online “Imaginary.”
The Fulton County Clerk’s Office of Superior and Magistrate Court has become aware of a fictitious document that has been circulated online and reported by various media outlets concerning the Fulton County Special Purpose Grand Jury.
Although no documents have been filed in this regard today, all members of the media should be reminded that documents that do not bear the official case number, date of filing, and the name of the clerk of the court are not considered official filings. Is. And he shouldn’t be treated like that.
Drew Findling and Jennifer Little, attorneys for President Trump destroyed Fulton County to post proposed charges against Trump even before grand jury deliberations.
President Trump’s lawyers said of the documents posted online, “This was not a simple administrative mistake.”
“The Fulton County District Attorney’s Office has shown once again that they have no regard for the integrity of the grand jury process. This was not a simple administrative mistake. A proposed indictment should only be in the hands of the district attorney’s office, yet it somehow made it to the clerk’s office and was assigned a case number and a judge before the grand jury could deliberate,” the attorneys wrote.
“It is emblematic of the pervasive and clear constitutional violations that have plagued this case from the very beginning,” he added.
However, the charges Trump faces in the Fulton County indictment match those appearing in the brief on the court’s website, which he has claimed to be “fictitious”.
Monday night, Fox News reporter Brian Lenas face Fannie Willis on the leak said the indictments dovetail perfectly with the Fulton County Clerk’s release Monday morning.
“According to the Fulton County Clerk’s Office, there was a fictitious document that was circulated online with allegations against former President Donald Trump. That hypothetical document matches exactly the allegations we now see in this indictment. Can you tell us more about that document leak? Because you now have lawyers for former presidents who are saying this is symbolic of a serious problem with your office,” Lenus asked.
“No, I cannot tell you anything about what you are referring to. What I can tell you is that we had a grand jury here in Fulton County. They deliberated until about 08:00, if not exactly after 08:00, and the indictment was returned. It was correct and now you have the indictment. I am not an expert on clerk duties or even administrative duties. I don’t know how to work on that system. And so I’m not going to speculate. Next question,” Willis said.
Kari Lake wrote, “Reuters found this indictment on the Fulton County website before the grand jury met. No wonder people feel that our justice system is rigged. If your last name is Biden, you get a sweet deal. If your last name is Trump, you will be convicted before you can vote. Donald Trump’s political victimization is equally un-American – and we see right through it.”
Reuters found the indictment on the Fulton County website before the grand jury met.
No wonder people feel that our justice system is rigged. If your last name is Biden, you get a sweet deal. If your last name is Trump, you will be convicted before you can vote.
— Kari Lake (@KariLake) 14 August 2023
According to Paul Sperry, “Georgia state records show that Fulton County DA Fani Taifa Willis – whose father was a member of the militant Black Panthers – has contributed $6,424 to the Georgia Democratic Party and Democrat candidates.” (Gateway Pundit is yet to verify this claim.)
NEW: Georgia state records show Fulton County DA Fani Taifa Willis — whose father was a member of the militant Black Panthers — has contributed $6,424 to the Georgia Democratic Party and Democrat candidates.
— Paul Sperry (@paulsperry_) 15 August 2023
Paul Sperry said, “Former prosecutors also pointed out that Fulton County DA Fannie Willis went far beyond her territory by including other jurisdictions in her indictment, including Pennsylvania, Arizona and Michigan.”
In addition, former prosecutors also pointed out that Fulton County DA Fannie Willis went too far out of her lane by including other jurisdictions in her indictment, including Pennsylvania, Arizona and Michigan.
— Paul Sperry (@paulsperry_) 15 August 2023
According to a provision of the bill signed by Brian Kemp, a district attorney or solicitor-general may be removed from office for “willful misconduct in office, and conduct prejudicial to the administration of justice that brings disrepute to the office”.
- willful misconduct in officeDismissal: If a district attorney is found to have willfully and willfully violated his duties or abused his powers, this constitutes grounds for removal. It covers a broad spectrum of behavior, such as corruption, falsification of evidence, or willful disregard of legal process.
- conduct prejudicial to the administration of justice: This provision targets those practices which may not be outright illegal but are harmful to the integrity of the judicial system. This may include acts that bring disrepute to the district attorney’s office or undermine public confidence in the legal system, such as demonstrating bias, leaking confidential information, abuse of process, conflicts of interest, or improper relationships. involvement that compromises their impartiality.
The suspected premature posting of charges against President Donald Trump before grand jury proceedings could potentially be viewed as misconduct or as actions defaming office.
Based on these provisions alone, Fulton County District Attorney Fannie Willis must be fired!
Laura Loomer wrote on her Twitter account, “Everyone should call Brian Kemp’s office and demand that he remove Fannie Willis for grand jury tampering in Georgia. His office number is 404-656-1776, ironic his office number ends in 1776, isn’t it?”
come on @bryankempga,
You signed the bill. Eliminate Fannie Willis now.
You have the power to do it.
Everyone needs to call Brian Kemp’s office and demand that he remove Fannie Willis for grand jury tampering in Georgia.
His office number is 404-656-1776
— Laura Loomer (@LauraLomer) 14 August 2023
Stephen Miller, a former senior adviser to President Trump, wrote, “Republicans control the legislative and executive branches in Georgia. If they want, they can stop this heinous act immediately. Just like they could verify the signatures on the ballot if they wanted to.”
Republicans control the legislative and executive branches in Georgia. If they want, they can stop this heinous act immediately. Just like they could verify the signatures on the ballot if they wanted to.
— Stephen Miller (@StephenM) 15 August 2023