Fani Willis

Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis is leading an investigation into attempts to overturn the 2020 election in Georgia.

Credit: John Bazemore | AP

The panel: 

Emma Hurt, reporter, Axios Atlanta, @Emma_Hurt

Greg Bluestein, political reporter, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, @bluestein

Maya King, politics reporter, The New York Times@mayaaking


The breakdown:

1. Fulton DA seeks to disqualify lawyer for some GOP fake electors, citing 'ethical mess.'

  • Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis is seeking to remove a lawyer from representing 10 Georgia Republicans who served as fake 2020 electors for Donald Trump after several of them allegedly accused a fellow elector of breaking state law last week.
  • Tuesday's filing also alleged that attorney Kimberly Burroughs Debrow failed to notify her clients of potential immunity deals that prosecutors offered last summer.

LISTEN: Bill Nigut and Greg Bluestein comment on immunity deals in the case.

2. Fox News averts major defamation trial by settling with Dominion Voting Systems.

  • Fox News lawyers reached a settlement with Dominion Voting Systems just before trial was to begin.
  • The voting-tech company sued Fox for falsehoods it broadcast after the 2020 presidential election.
    • The news network now owes the company $787 million. 

LISTEN: Maya King comments on the damages done in this case.

3. Abortions are cut in half after House Bill 481 goes into effect in Georgia. 

LISTEN: Emma Hurt comments on trends since HB 481 went into effect.

4. Gov. Brian Kemp urges Republicans to distance themselves from Trump in 2024

  • Kemp made the comments on CNN appearances and at the Republican National Committee’s meeting in Nashville.
  • Maya King followed Sen. Tim Scott in South Carolina this weekend. 
    • Scott announced he's launching an exploratory committee as he considers running for president of the United States. 

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