BREAKING REPORT: Trump to attend Fani Willis hearing

If reports are accurate, Trump will be looking on as Fani Willis tries to defend against allegations of misconduct in a hearing set for later this week.

Here’s more from WAPO:

Former president Donald Trump plans to attend a Thursday hearing in Atlanta on allegations that Fulton County District Attorney Fani T. Willis (D) engaged in an improper personal relationship with the lead prosecutor on the election interference case, according to two individuals with knowledge of the plan.

Trump has a scheduled appearance in New York the same day for a pretrial conference in a case that’s slated to go to trial on March 25. Trump is charged with 34 counts of falsifying business records in connection with hush money payments to adult-film actress Stormy Daniels during the 2016 election.

If he instead travels to Atlanta, it will be his first court appearance in the sprawling racketeering case since a grand jury indicted him and 18 others in August. They are accused of criminally conspiring to try to overturn the 2020 presidential election in Georgia.

If Trump attends Thursday’s hearing, he would be able to watch as Willis’s personal life and professional integrity are scrutinized and questioned. His appearance would likely draw even more attention and perhaps chaos to the already highly anticipated hearing.

I suspect that is what Trump is hoping for, that his own appearance there would force the media to cover the hearing. Also if anything is revealed, he’s going to want to give a statement on it while the media circus is there.

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