The Georgia election cause brought by Fulton County DA Fani Willis has just been turned on its ear.
Reports have surfaced alleging that Willis had an affair with Nathan Wade, a special prosecutor that she had hired.
- The Georgia election case
- Fani Willis allegations
Fulton County prosecutor Fani Willis has charged Donald Trump with 13 charges in what has become a racketeering case. Among the charges are unlawfully conspiring to change the outcome of an election, false claims of election fraud, and solicitation of violation of oath.
Willis has managed to get a handful of the defendants in the case to take plea deals to avoid jail time. From the outset of this case, it has appeared as though Willis could care less about any one of the defendants doing jail time other than Trump, hence the general plea deals that have been issued thus far.
Reports blew up over the last few days regarding Willis's alleged romantic relationship with a special prosecutor, Nathan Wade. The allegation stated that Wade benefitted financially from the relationship with Willis via two vacations that the couple allegedly took together.
Trump is now maintaining the case should be dropped after the alleged ethical violations by Willis. He stated:
"You had a very big event yesterday as you saw in Georgia where the district attorney is totally compromised. The case has to be dropped. They went after 18 or 20 people. … She was out of her mind. Now it turns out that case is totally compromised.
"It's illegal. What she did is illegal. So we'll let the state handle that, but what a sad situation it is."
The allegations against Willis and Wade arose in a filing by co-defendant Michale Roman to have the charges against him dismissed. His filing does not specifically name a source but instead states that he was told by "sources close to both the special prosecutor and the district attorney."
According to county records, Wade has been paid about $650,000 in legal fees since January 2022, all of which were authorized by Willis. Roman, however, will still need more than just hearsay to prove the allegations, and "sources close to both" of them are clearly hearsay.
This, to me, seems more like a desperate tactic unless Roman can actually provide proof of the alleged relationship as well as wrongdoing on Willis's part.
Trump has tried to declare presidential immunity in this case, which will all come down to the interpretation by the court of Trump's actions regarding the election outcome.
If the court deems that Trump's actions to investigate the 2020 election were in the capacity of the office of the president, he will be granted immunity. If the court interprets Trump's actions as outside the office's purview, immunity will be denied.