Meet the maverick attorney poised to unravel the entire bogus election interference case against Trump in Georgia…

Her name is Ashleigh Merchant, and she is the lawyer representing Trump’s co-defendant Mike Roman in the racketeering case.

Merchant is the woman responsible for filing the bombshell claim that Fulton County DA Fanni Willis had an inappropriate relationship with her special prosecutor, Nathan Willis, and financially benefited from his services.

On Thursday, Willis and Wade are scheduled to appear in a high-stakes court hearing to testify about their relationship.

Merchant is expected to be the star of the show, and believes that the hearing will be the beginning of the end of the Georgia case against her client — and by extension President Trump!

Ahead of the court hearing on Thursday, Ashleigh Merchant is making waves on social media:

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The New York Post has more to say about Ashleigh Merchant’s role in the case:

Ashleigh Merchant never stops running — and that has embattled Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis running scared.

The “badass” Georgia criminal defense attorney, 46, who runs marathons in her spare time, will be front and center at a hearing in Atlanta Thursday that could upend the sprawling election meddling and racketeering case against former President Donald Trump and others.

In August, a Fulton County grand jury returned a 41-count indictment accusing Trump and 18 co-defendants of plotting to reverse the former president’s 2020 electoral loss in Georgia. Willis has been leading the investigation.

Then Merchant filed a bombshell motion on January 8 on behalf of her client, GOP political operative Mike Roman, 52, alleging that Willis had an “improper” and “clandestine” relationship with Nathan Wade, whom Willis appointed as a special prosecutor — and demanding that Willis’ charges against Roman be dropped.

Merchant, who was just sworn in as president of the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, argued that Willis should be disqualified from the case because “the district attorney chose to appoint her romantic partner, who at all times relevant to this prosecution has been a married man.”

Merchant contended that Wade, an attorney with the Marietta, Ga.-based Wade & Campbell Firm, used some of the nearly $654,000 in legal fees that he’s been paid by the Fulton County DA’s Office for his work on the Trump case to take Willis on lavish vacations to “Napa Valley, California, Florida and the Caribbean.”

Willis, 44, has admitted to a “relationship” with Wade — a personal injury lawyer with little to no experience in high-profile felony trial cases — but her office has dismissed it as “gossip” which should not derail the racketeering case.

On Thursday, Willis and Wade face a high-stakes hearing on whether their relationship is a conflict of interest, which Merchant says should lead to the end of the case against her client, and by implication, Trump and the others.

The Wall Street Journal expanded on Merchant’s legal prowess:

Ashleigh Merchant once publicly released courthouse videos of a state judge improperly bad-mouthing one of her clients. Along with outcry from several defense lawyers, she used the hot-mic moment to bring public pressure against him.

In another case, she sued a different judge for records she needed to prove the judge ruled differently depending on whether attorneys were male or female, affecting her client’s case.

And when she took on a client accused of murdering a beauty queen, she litigated an appeal that prompted the Georgia Supreme Court to require funding for expert witnesses when defendants cannot afford them. Her client was found not guilty of murder and convicted on a lower charge.

So when it came time to represent her client Mike Roman, a co-defendant alongside former President Donald Trump in the election-interference case in Georgia, Merchant said she was prepared to file with the court salacious allegations of an improper romantic relationship between the prosecutor, Fani Willis, and one of her top deputies working the case.

“If I have a motion that I think I need to file, but I don’t, and my client gets convicted and goes to prison—I could never live with myself,” she said in a recent interview.

Merchant, 46 years old, was hired by Roman, a 2020 Trump campaign official, to defend him against racketeering charges in Willis’s sprawling criminal case. On Jan. 8, Merchant filed a bombshell claim that Willis, the Fulton County district attorney, was financially benefiting from her prosecution by retaining the services of her alleged boyfriend, Nathan Wade, a private-practice lawyer.

Willis has admitted to a relationship with Wade but denied any conflict of interest that would prejudice how she prosecuted the case. Fulton County Superior Court Judge Scott McAfee, the judge overseeing the case, has set a hearing for Feb. 15 to discuss the matter.

Merchant’s filing has brought one of the most high-profile legal cases in the country to an impasse, with the nation watching to see whether Willis’s office will be disqualified from the case.

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