Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis and special prosecutor Nathan Wade have found themselves under fire, amid a flurry of allegations suggesting an improper affair. This controversy has sparked an investigation, with Fox News contributor and civil rights attorney Leo Terrell leading the discourse.
According to court documents, Michael Roman, a Trump co-defendant, argues that Willis should be disqualified from the case against former President Trump due to the alleged romantic involvement with Wade. Willis hired Wade to assist in prosecuting Trump on charges related to election interference.
Willis has dismissed these allegations as "salacious" and lacking "merit", asserting that her relationship with Wade has always been professional since they became friends and associates in 2019. Willis countered that the accusations are an attempt to create a conflict of interest out of the unremarkable circumstances surrounding Wade's appointment.
Roman also alleges that Wade, despite a lack of RICO and felony prosecution experience, has cost taxpayers $650,000 at a rate of $250 an hour since his employment. According to the claims, Willis enjoyed lavish trips at the expense of Wade's taxpayer-funded salary. Willis responded to these charges by pointing out that Wade is an exceptionally talented litigator with significant trial experience.
Roman's lawyer, Ashleigh Merchant, has subpoenaed both Willis and Wade, the hearing for which is pending. Additionally, the House Judiciary Committee has issued a subpoena concerning Willis' alleged misuse of federal funds and the firing of a whistleblower from her office.
As the allegations continue to unfurl, Fani Willis remains insistent on her innocence, asserting the allegations are baseless.