Fani Willis Admits She Had Relationship With Prosecutor In Trump Case; Trump Responds
ATLANTA, GEORGIA - SEPT. 20: Fani Willis, the District Attorney of Fulton County, Georgia inside her office chambers in the Fulton County Justice Center Tower in Atlanta, Georgia on Tuesday, September 20, 2022.
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Democrat Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis admitted on Friday that she had a personal relationship with the man that she hired as the special prosecutor in the criminal election case against former President Donald Trump.

Wade paid for Willis to accompany him on at least two trips in 2022 and 2023 after Willis had already hired him to oversee her RICO case against Trump, court filings said.

Willis claimed in a 176-page court filing that “any personal relationship among members of the prosecution team does not amount to a disqualifying conflict of interest or otherwise harm a criminal defendant,” The Washington Post reported.


“Defendants have done nothing to establish an actual conflict of interest, nor have they shown that, in the handling of the case, District Attorney Willis or Special Prosecutor Wade have acted out of any personal or financial motivation,” it said.

Trump responded to the news by posting on social media: “Fani Willis, the D.A. of Fulton County, just admitted to having a sexual relationship with the Prosecutor she, in consultation with the White House and DOJ, appointed to ‘GET PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP.'”

“By going after the most high level person, and the Republican Nominee, she was able to get her ‘lover’ much more money, almost a Million Dollars, than she would be able to get for the prosecution of any other person or individual,” he continued. “THAT MEANS THAT THIS SCAM IS TOTALLY DISCREDITED & OVER!”

Willis argued that the defendants in the case who are seeking to get the case dismissed because of her relationship with Wade offered “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.”

“Without those additional factors, the existence of a relationship between members of a prosecution team, in and of itself, is simply not a status that entitles a criminal defendant any remedy,” she said in the court filing.

The filing contained a sworn affidavit from Wade about the relationship between the two.

“While professional associates and friends since 2019, there was no personal relationship between District Attorney Willis and me prior to or at the time of my appointment as special prosecutor in 2021,” he said. “In 2022, District Attorney Willis and I developed a personal relationship in addition to our professional association and friendship.”

This report has been updated to include additional information. 

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