According to a recent filing, the “personal relationship” between Fulton Country District Attorney Fani Willis and one of the three special prosecutors she appointed in the case, Nathan Wade, began years earlier than DA Willis and special prosecutor Wade admitted. In fact, according to claims in the recent filing, their relationship began in 2019, three years earlier than admitted and well before DA Willis appointed Mr. Wade to his position.
As background, in a filed response made to the allegations brought forward by Michael Roman, one of Trump’s co-defendants in the RICO case brought against former President Donald Trump and 18 members of his campaign and legal teams from 2020, DA Willis claimed that her relationship with special prosecutor Wade began after he was appointed.
Willis’ legal team said, “although District Attorney Willis and Special Prosecutor Wade have been professional associates and friends since 2019, there was no personal relationship between them in November 2021 at the time of Special Prosecutor Wade’s appointment, and Defendants offer no support for their insistence that the exercise of any prosecutorial discretion (i.e., any charging decision or plea recommendation) in this case was impacted by any personal relationship.”
Similarly, Wade claimed in a deposition that their “personal” relationship did not begin until well after he was appointed. He said, “In 2022, District Attorney Willis and I developed a personal relationship in addition to our professional association and friendship.”
For example, the filing, which is about what Mr. Roman’s legal team could ask DA Willis on cross-examination, said that the team could as, “Additionally, witnesses will testify that you cohabitated with Ms. Willis at her home in South Fulton until her father moved in with her and you then began to cohabitate at the apartment of a friend of hers in East Point.” Presumably, there are witnesses who could testify to that effect. Here’s a screenshot of that filing, posted to X by TechnoFog:
Similarly, the same filing claims that DA Willis and Mr. Wade “cohabitated” in a “safe house” paid for by tax payers. It claims: “Additionally, witnesses will testify that you cohabitated with Ms. Willis at an AirBNB in Hapeville that was paid for by tax payer money to serve as a “safe house” for you and Ms. Willis.”
One Fulton County taxpayer, showing up at a local government meeting in late-January of 2024 to tear into DA Willis, accused her of misusing taxpayer dollars. He said, “I’m done with the gross mismanagement of our taxpayer dollars by the Fulton County Democrats on this body. I’m disgusted at the information that is coming out of the district attorney’s office as a taxpayer. I am done with most of your silence at the DA’s apparent love affair with the special prosecutor and gross mismanagement of taxpayers’ dollars to pursue what appears to be a frivolous lawsuit based off of partisan politics.”
Then, joking about what lesson is to be learned by her conduct, he added, “Apparently guys like me need to court Fulton County female executives if we want to free wide at all paid expense. Up here, apparently, we need to pursue . . . Willis or maybe the executives and other departments if we want to full ride and full pay.”
Concluding, he demanded an audit of her office’s expenses, saying, “I’m requesting a financial audit to be done by the county auditor of the district attorney’s office immediately. There is no way that you get more money when you’re spinning money allegedly for unnecessary and frivolous purposes.”
Watch him here:
Featured image credit: Fani for DA Campaign Website
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