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    Hugh Hewitt Says Georgia Governor Should Use Non-Existent Pardon Power on Trump and Co-Defendants

    By Michael Luciano,


    Radio talkshow host Hugh Hewitt said Georgia Governor Brian Kemp (R) should pardon Donald Trump and his co-defendants if Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis does not relinquish control of the case to the state’s attorney general.

    Unfortunately for Hewitt’s plan, Georgia’s governor does not have the authority to pardon people.

    Trump and his co-defendants are on trial over their efforts to overturn Georgia’s 2020 presidential election results. Trump lost the state, but has falsely claimed that the contest there and in other states was rigged against him.

    On Friday, Judge Scott McAfee gave Willis an ultimatum after she was found to have had a romantic relationship with Nathan Wade , whom Willis appointed to prosecute the high-profile case even though Wade had never tried a felony case. Moreover, Wade billed more than $700,000 to Fulton County and sometimes paid for leisure trips he and Willis took.

    McAfee told the D.A. that one of them must resign from the prosecution. Shortly after, Wade quit the team.

    Hewitt slammed McAfee’s decision during an appearance on Friday’s Special Report on Fox News.

    “I can’t read the judge’s mind, but I have read his opinion,” he said. “It does not make a lot of sense. He admits that an odor of mendacity surrounds the case, still.”

    Hewitt said Willis should be given another ultimatum, this time by Kemp.

    “And if I were governor Brian Kemp, I would be concerned about the appearance of justice in Georgia and I would offer the district attorney a choice,” he continued. “Either she gives the case to the state attorney general to prosecute, or he will pardon everyone in this case ’cause it’s a bad rush job. I cannot believe the judge came to the conclusion.”

    Georgia is one of four states whose governor lacks the power to grant clemency. As for Georgia’s attorney general, that is Christopher Carr , a Republican.

    Watch above via Fox News

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