Controversial Fulton County District Attorney and Trump prosecutor Fani Willis now stands accused of hiding an inappropriate romantic affair with another prosecutor. In addition, she hired him onto the case to engage in legal warfare against the former president.
The Monday filing by Michael Roman, one of Trump’s co-defendants, accused Willis of being “engaged in an improper, clandestine personal relationship during the pendency of this case.”
Willis and special prosecutor Nathan Wade are believed by Roman to be cooperating well beyond work hours.
According to Roman, Wade was compensated $654,000 for his work in the case against the 2024 Republican frontrunner.
The motion further accused the district attorney and special prosecutor of having “traveled together to such places as Napa Valley, Florida, and the Caribbean.” They are also alleged to have taken multiple cruises together.
It asked, “what work purpose could only be served by travel to [these] traditional vacation destinations?”
According to a new legal filing in the Trump/Georgia case, Fulton DA Fani Willis allegedly hired her romantic partner to prosecute Trump.
He also allegedly paid for lavish vacations he took with Willis with Fulton County funds his law firm received, which are over $650K. pic.twitter.com/ifT6ehyae5
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) January 8, 2024
The filing called the indictment brought against Roman “fatally defective” and urged that both prosecutors be disqualified. The defendant was Trump’s director of Election Day operations in 2020 and faces seven charges in Atlanta.
The former president quickly responded to the accusations. Trump posted on his Truth Social platform that the Fulton County prosecutor enjoyed financial gain from her relationship with Wade.
He wrote, “In other words, he was paid a ‘fortune,’ & then took ‘Beautiful’ Fani, but all paid for by Georgia, vacations to faraway lands!”
The New York Times reported that Roman’s attorney, Ashleigh Merchant, alleged Willis did not have the necessary approval to appoint Wade to prosecute the Trump case. In light of this, Merchant said the indictment should be dismissed.
A Willis spokesperson, Pallavi Bailey, said the DA’s office will comment “through appropriate court filings.”
The controversial DA jumped into the Democratic crusade targeting Trump by filing 13 charges against the former president. All are related to his questioning the controversial 2020 presidential election, and 18 associates were also swept up in the indictments.
Trump, of course, pleaded not guilty to all.