Article originally appeared on thefederalist.com.
Fani Willis is the district attorney (DA) who is prosecuting former President Trump and many other people in Georgia on alleged election-related violations of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO). Her indictments are a breach of public trust and show disregard for settled rules.
In Georgia, a DA may hire outside prosecutors to help in certain cases. Typically, this is the route taken in complex matters in which an expert trial lawyer is needed for his vast experience prosecuting a particular kind of charge. Think of a complex international financial crime. There is a rigorous public approval process for such an appointment since the public already pays everyone in the prosecutor’s office to charge and try cases. To make sure even more money is spent wisely, the taxpayers must be made aware and be protected. Without rules and oversight, prosecutors could just appoint friends and family members to line …
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