Corrupt Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis and her lover, special prosecutor Nathan Wade, have been subpoenaed to testify regarding their alleged romantic involvement.
The hearing, set for February 15, revolves around motions seeking to disqualify both Willis and Wade from the prominent election interference case involving Trump.
In a recent development, the law firm of Ashleigh Merchant has filed a lawsuit accusing Willis’s office of deliberately withholding information requested under the Open Records Act.
At the center of the dispute are claims of an inappropriate romantic relationship between Willis and Wade, as claimed in a motion filed earlier this month. The motion alleges that Willis benefited financially from the relationship, with Wade accused of using taxpayer funds earned from the election case to finance their vacations and hotel accommodations. These allegations have further heightened the already contentious nature of the case.
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🚨 BREAKING: Fulton County DA Fani Willis and special prosecutor Nathan Wade subpoenaed to testify on alleged improper relationshiphttps://t.co/Yj36p3aPSx— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) January 31, 2024
Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported:
Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis and special prosecutor Nathan Wade have been subpoenaed to testify at a Feb. 15 hearing involving motions to disqualify them from the election interference case, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday.
The lawsuit, filed by the law firm of Ashleigh Merchantagainst the DA’s office, contends the office is intentionally withholding information sought in Open Records Act requests in advance of the upcoming hearing. The DA’s office, in a recent letter, said it has complied with state law.
Merchant represents Michael Roman, one of 15 remaining defendants in the racketeering case that accuses former President Donald Trump of overseeing a criminal conspiracy to overturn the 2020 presidential election results in Georgia.
Earlier this month, Merchant filed an explosive motion that argues Willis and her office should be disqualified from the election case because she has been involved in an improper romantic relationship with Wade. The motion said Willis benefited financially from the relationship, with Wade paying for their vacations and hotel stays with taxpayer money he made for his work on the election case.
Wade was expected to be questioned on Wednesday about the alleged relationship with Willis during a hearing in his divorce proceedings. But on Tuesday he settled with his estranged wife on a temporary basis, cancelling the hearing. Willis had been subpoenaed to testify in the divorce case, but Cobb County Superior Court Judge Henry Thompson said he wants to hear from Wade first before deciding whether Willis needs to testify.
Now it appears possible that Willis and Wade will have to testify at the Feb. 15 hearing before Fulton Superior Court Judge Scott McAfee, although they may seek to quash Merchant’s subpoenas. Willis, who has yet to directly address the allegations, has been directed by McAfee to file a response by Friday.