DA Fani Willis explodes on the witness stand in shocking meltdown caught on camera

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The case against Trump is falling apart at the seams. Now it threatens to bring down his persecutors too.

And DA Fani Willis exploded on the witness stand in shocking meltdown caught on camera.

Fani Willis, Fulton County District Attorney, burst in anger on the witness stand Thursday, leading Judge Scott McAfee to intervene and ask for a brief pause.

Willis became increasingly nervous as she was questioned by defense counsel Ashleigh Merchant about her relationship with Nathan Wade, the man she appointed as special prosecutor in her massive election meddling investigation against former President Donald Trump.

“Let’s be clear, because you’ve lied,” Willis yelled at Merchant, holding up documents. “It is a lie! It is a lie!”

“You’ve been intrusive into people’s lives,” the DA continued to go after Merchant.

“You think I’m on trial. I’m not on trial no matter how hard you try to put me on trial.”

Judge McAfee intervened and ordered a five-minute recess, presumably to allow Willis to cool down. When Willis returned to the courtroom, the judge cautioned her that if she continued to make outbursts on the stand, her testimony would be thrown out.


During another emotional moment on the stand, Willis insisted that she was not a hostile witness and accused Merchant, Trump co-defendant Michael Roman’s attorney, of having interests “contrary to democracy.”


Willis spoke in the evidentiary hearing after McAfee determined earlier this week that Willis and Wade may be “disqualified” in their case against Trump.

“I think it’s clear that disqualification can occur if evidence is produced demonstrating an actual conflict or the appearance of one, and the filings submitted on this issue so far have been presented a conflict in the evidence that cannot be resolved,” McAfee said.

Notably, Roman has accused Willis of having a romantic involvement with Wade before hiring him as special prosecutor and then financially benefiting from it.

Since Roman’s initial complaint, Willis has revealed that she and Wade had a romantic relationship, but she argues that there was no impropriety and that the relationship began after she hired Wade for the Trump case.

Earlier in the hearing, however, a former acquaintance of Willis claimed that the DA began dating Wade in 2019, before hiring him as special prosecutor.

If McAfee decides to remove Willis and Wade from the case, the Prosecuting Attorneys’ Council of Georgia will be responsible for finding another prosecutor to handle the case.

That individual might conceivably follow Willis’ lead and go after Trump, pursue only some of the claims, or even dismiss the case entirely.

Stay tuned to The Federalist Wire.