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The turning point in Trump's Georgia case could be set up by the removal of prosecutors.

Top StoriesThe turning point in Trump's Georgia case could be set up by the removal of prosecutors.

The disqualification bid will depend on whether the improper benefits from their work on the Trump case were found by McAfee. Defense lawyers say that the alleged benefits are a conflict of interest and call into question whether Wade can prosecute the case fairly. Cunningham said that if Willis was disqualified, her entire office would be removed from the case. The defense lawyer leading the disqualification bid claims she has witnesses who will testify that the romantic relationship began before Wade was hired. If there is evidence that the contract was an act of cronyism, it could lead to charges of perjury against the prosecutors. Even if the allegations about their relationship were true, they wouldn't be disqualified from the Trump case, as they have denied all wrongdoing. The hearing, which will be streamed on the court's YouTube page, could last through Friday. One of the most important prosecutions in the nation's history could be turned into a circus if the allegations are exposed. The office fought the effort to force the two people to testify about their relationship. Merchant alleged in a court filing that Wade and Willis were having an improper relationship. Mike Roman is a former campaign official for the Trump 2020 campaign who is accused of being involved in a conspiracy to overturn the state's 2020 presidential results. The consequences from a potential disqualification would be serious, said Cunningham, the Georgia State law professor. It is possible that whoever gets appointed would take a different view of the case.

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