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Financial Disclosure In Fulton County Raises Some Questions

Fulton County Superior Court Judge Scott McAfee is currently overseeing the case against former president Donald Trump.

McAfee was sworn in as a judge on February 1, 2023, after he was appointed by Republican Governor Brian Kemp.

In the summer of 2020, while working as an assistant US Attorney for the Department of Justice McAfee donated $150 to Fani Willis’ campaign to be District Attorney.

The information was discovered by the Daily Caller after digging through financial disclosures.

It has also been reported by the New York Times that McAfee worked under Fani Willis when she was in charge of the complex trial division in the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office.

“The donation itself is more or less a token amount and was made prior to his becoming a judge,” legal analyst Philip Holloway said. “But failure to disclose to the defendants a political donation to the prosecutor can be seen as a present appearance of a conflict of interest. Judges are required to avoid even the appearance of a conflict of interest.”

McAfee has not shown Willis any favoritism (as of the writing of this post) and had his hands full when Willis’ decided to testify during a very contentious hearing.

Andrew Fleischman, Atlanta-based criminal defense attorney said the donation isn’t a big adding that this is standard practice for judges and lawayers to all donate to each other.

“It is such a routine part of how Georgia judges and attorneys interact that I don’t think it should have been disclosed, necessarily, past the mandatory disclosures,” he said.

That appears to be true, McAfee keeps everyone happy.

From the Daily Caller:

McAfee’s other donations include $200 to Kemp’s campaign in 2018 and $200 to Republican state representative candidate Lyndsey Rudder’s campaign in 2020, according to financial disclosures. McAfee’s wife donated $99 to Willis’ campaign in 2020 and $101 in 2018.

Regardless, of McAfee’s decision (as of the writing of this post he has not decided if Willis should be disqualified) ethics violations are sure to follow.

We prevoiusly reported, While discussing where the cash payments came that were given to her alleged lover Fani said it came from her first campaign.

That caught everybody’s ear because she also testified that she lost $50,000 in that same election which left her “broke” by the end of 2018.

The campaign involved Willis attempting to become a Superior Court Judge in Atlanta and she lost the runoff on July 24, 2018.

After her testimony a the Georgia Star News did some digging and made some significant finds.

According to their report Fani took over $8,500 from her first campaign as a “repayment.”

The paper alleges that there was no paperwork for one of these loans.

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