Appearing on CNN early Saturday morning, former Deputy Assistant Attorney General Harry Litman dismissed an attempt by one of Donald Trump's co-defendants in the Georgia RICO trial by making new accusations about Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis.
At issue is an attorney for Michael Roman, a former Trump campaign official, claiming they have proof that Willis was engaged in an affair with special prosecutor Nathan J. Wade earlier than she claimed and, thus must be taken off the prosecution of Trump and his multiple co-defendants for election tampering.
Speaking with CNN host Victor Blackwell, Litman stated the claims have no bearing on the trial by stating, "It's a big so what?"
Asked about the significance of the claim, Litman shot back, "Legally none."
"It's really similar to what we're just talking about, it's a big so what, except it could have legs as a political talking point," he explained.
"The question is for this case before the judge, is there any conflict of interest?' he continued. "Bad move, for sure, to have started in a relationship with him before, after, during whatever. The legal question is does this in some way impair the office's ability to vigorously prosecute, and the answer is clearly no."
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"The latest response by the defendant is just a way of keeping alive salacious allegations that really have nothing to do with the issue in front of the court in terms of the prosecution itself," he concluded.
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