Sunday 17 March 2024

CNN Guest Says Fani Willis Case Is ‘Going Nowhere’ Fast: ‘Trial Will Be Conducted During The Presidency Of Malia Obama’

 Former federal prosecutor Jeffrey Toobin joked on Friday that Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis’ case against former President Donald Trump was “going nowhere,” arguing that if it ever went to trial, former First Daughter Malia Obama, 25, might be in the Oval Office by then.

Toobin, who spent some time away from the network after he was caught masturbating on a zoom call with colleagues, argued that the judge’s recent decision — namely that Willis could remain on the case only if her hand-selected special prosecutor (and former boyfriend) Nathan Wade stepped aside — had effectively stopped the case in its tracks.

“Today was a very good day for Donald Trump. This case is going nowhere,” Toobin said, pointing to another RICO case in Georgia and noting that it had taken nearly a year to get a jury seated. “This case is never going to trial before the election. It’s an embarrassment. All of this. Fani Willis has hung on, but this case going nowhere very quickly.”

Toobin is not the only CNN voice critical of the ongoing Georgia case. Earlier in the week, the network’s senior legal analyst Elie Honig had commented on the fact that a judge had dismissed a number of Willis’ charges against Trump and his allies, saying that the whole situation was “embarrassing.”


Former DeKalb County, Georgia, District Attorney Gwen Keyes did not agree with Toobin’s assessment, however, saying, “I do think that there is enough evidence to go forward. I think that particularly the timing in this case, while we’ve had one racketeering case that has taken a long time to go to a jury, that’s an anomaly. In my 17 years as a state prosecutor. I’ve never seen it take 10 or 12 months to get a jury. And in the last RICO case that I’m aware of D.A. Willis taking to trial – with 12 defendants – she was able to get a jury in about four weeks. So, I think that’s the precedent that we should be looking at.”

Toobin held his ground, however, adding, “And as far as I can tell, this trial will be conducted during the presidency of Malia Obama. I mean, it is so far behind. I mean, ok, jury selection will take somewhere between a month and a year. There are lots of legal motions that are still to be decided in this case, just as there are in the other cases that Trump is facing.”

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