What A Disaster! CNN Legal Analyst Raises Doubts Over Fani Willis Testimony

By Lisa Pelgin | Saturday, 17 February 2024 05:15 AM
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In a recent development, CNN legal analyst Michael Moore expressed skepticism over the testimony of Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis.

Willis had testified on Thursday that she had always reimbursed her former romantic partner in cash, a claim that Moore found dubious.

The testimony was part of a hearing to determine whether Willis should be disqualified from her election interference case against former President Donald Trump. The disqualification is being considered on grounds of alleged financial impropriety related to the appointment of special prosecutor Nathan Wade. Both Willis and Wade maintained that cash was used for reimbursements related to vacations and outings, leaving no paper trail. Moore, speaking on "CNN This Morning," described this as "convenient."

Moore also criticized the conduct of both the defense lawyers and Willis during the hearing. He suggested that the questioning could have been more rigorous, particularly regarding the cash payments. "And how much cash was paid? What, did you really just pay for the $150 to negotiate the taxi or … what did you do with the $4,000 you took? I think they could have pushed that," Moore opined.

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He further questioned the credibility of the testimony, comparing it to a criminal defendant's stand. "You see it and you can tell that the defendant thinks that they're smarter than every lawyer in the room. And it just becomes a train wreck. And so that's sort of how I felt, this just went off the track," Moore stated.

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Wade, during his testimony, said he only had one receipt showing Willis reimbursed him for travel expenses, as she always paid him in cash. Willis later claimed that she "always" has cash at her residence, a habit she said was instilled by her father.

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Moore found it hard to believe that a District Attorney would pay everything in cash. He also criticized Willis's indignation, stating it would have been more believable had she expressed it two months earlier. "But remember, even as she is there saying she wants to get to the truth and she's shaking the documents and the court filings around in front of everybody, her office is fighting everything. They're fighting every witness subpoena. They don't want the records to come in, she's refusing to let bank records and other things come in. They're hiding behind the privilege from [Wade’s] divorce lawyer who they're claiming was a friend, but maybe a divorce lawyer, so we really shouldn't have to say anything," Moore said.

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The hearing took a dramatic turn when Willis, faced with questions about whether Wade visited her residence, erupted in anger. This led Judge Scott McAfee to call for a five-minute break. Willis vehemently denied the allegations, brandishing documents as proof of her innocence.

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