Alan Dershowitz: Fani Willis Ruling ‘Weaselly,’ ‘Utterly Dishonest,’ Damages Legal System

Craig Bannister | March 15, 2024
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"I think the result is utterly dishonest," Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz said Friday after Fulton County Georgia Superior Court Judge Scott McAfee ruled that, even though she committed several offenses, Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis can proceed with her election interference prosecution of Donald Trump.

"We all know there was an actual conflict of interest here," Dershowitz said in an interview with Newsmax, adding that Judge McAfee “just didn't have the guts to say it.”

“And this is a weaselly way out,” Dershowitz said.

Dershowitz said the ruling greatly compromises the nation’s legal system, because it’s obvious to anyone who followed the case that, at the very least, Willis’ affair, and money exchanged with, a prosecutor on the case displayed the appearance of impropriety required to remove her.

"Who are you going to believe, this judge or your lying eyes?" Dershowitz asked, rhetorically.

"If anybody believes that she (Willis) actually paid back every penny in cash (to her prosecutor-lover), I got a bridge to sell you in Brooklyn," Dershowitz said.

People are on death row, based on weaker evidence than that against Wills, Dershowitz observed:

"There are people in prison, there are people in death row, based on evidence less strong than this."

"This is a scandal and the judge just didn't have the courage to do the right thing," Dershowitz said.