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‘Embarrassing!’ CNN Legal Analyst Criticizes ‘Mistakes’ By Fani Willis After Several Charges Against Trump Dropped in GA Election Case

Elie Honig called multiple charges being thrown out in Donald Trump’s Georgia election fraud case “embarrassing” for Fani Willis.

CNN senior legal analyst Elie Honig called numerous accusations being dismissed in Donald Trump’s Georgia election fraud case “embarrassing” for Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis.

On Wednesday, Fulton County Superior Court Judge Scott McAfee threw out six charges against Trump and some of his co-defendants from Willis’ election interference indictment. Trump and 18 co-defendants pleaded not guilty last year to charges of attempting to overturn the 2020 presidential election results in Georgia.

Honig provided his analysis in a Wednesday interview with CNN’s Jim Acosta.

“I don’t think this ruling changes the type of evidence that the DA’s going to be able to introduce, but it does knock out some of the charges and look, it’s embarrassing for prosecutors,” he said. “It’s a mistake by prosecutors when you bring a charge and then a judge throws it out before it even goes to trial.”

Honig referred to the new development in the case as just the latest in a series of “mistakes” by Willis.

“There have been several mistakes, frankly, by the DA throughout the history of this case. Going back to the investigative phase, the DA got herself disqualified from a small piece of the case because she created a political conflict of interest,” he said. “The judge who was overseeing the grand jury removed Fani Willis from the case. We’ve seen Fani Willis make public statements in the church and elsewhere that have now been called into question that I think violate the ethics of prosecutorial rules and now we’ve seen six of the charges thrown out of the case and unlike the conflict of interest issue, this does go to the charges against the defendant. This does go to the indictment itself.”

Honig argued there is still a case and the charges being thrown out is a “separate issue” from current allegations of a conflict of interest due to a relationship between Willis and Special Prosecutor Nathan Wade (she’s denied any conflict of interest and the charge that she and Wade were romantically involved before his hiring).

“There is still a case. The lead charge, the racketeering case is still in place, but this is a setback,” Honig said.

Watch above via CNN.

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