A judge overseeing the case against former President Donald Trump in Georgia scheduled a hearing for mid-February to examine recent allegations that Fani Willis, the lead prosecutor in the case, has a conflict of interest in it.
Judge Scott McAfee set the hearing in Atlanta for Feb. 15, and he ordered Willis to submit to the court any response to the allegations by Feb. 2, according to an order filed Thursday.
The hearing will center on salacious allegations made last week by one of the co-defendants in the case, Michael Roman.
Roman’s attorney claimed in a detailed filing that Willis carried on an improper relationship with Nathan Wade, one of the three special prosecutors Willis appointed to help with the case. The attorney called for the case to be dismissed in its entirety and for Willis, the Fulton County