Fani Willis Can Remain on Trump Case with One Condition: Judge

( – The judge hearing arguments about whether Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis should remain as prosecutor in the election interference allegations against former President Donald Trump has ruled that she is not disqualified from the case but added that her former lover, Nathan Wade, must be removed.

McAfee’s ruling comes at the end of a controversial hearing prompted by allegations that Willis was compromised and that she and Wade had personally profited from the case against Trump. Ashleigh Merchant, attorney for Trump’s co-defendant Michael Roman, filed a motion declaring that Democrat DA Willis was engaged in an “improper, clandestine personal relationship” with Nathan Wade. It is also claimed that she paid Mr. Wade handsomely and that those funds were used to pay for lavish vacations for the pair.

The filing further states that Willis and Wade “violated laws regulating the use of public monies” and Georgia’s professional conduct rules.

In February, ex-GOP Chairwoman in Coffee County, Cathy Latham, filed a separate motion to disqualify Willis and her staff. This filing also referred to Willis’s relationship with Wade and payments of over half a million dollars made by Willis for his services. Lawyers for the District Attorney replied, saying there was no conflict of interest and no wrongdoing on her part, whereas Mr. Wade’s attorneys said he did not fund the trips, but these were paid for by both parties in equal shares.

However, fellow co-defendant David Shafer, former GOP chair for Georgia, put forward receipts showing that Wade funded the trips with $7,200, while Willis contributed only $697.

Michael Roman’s initial filing also included the assertion that Wade was unqualified for the work assigned to him by Willis and that he met with White House officials as part of his investigations into Trump’s alleged attempts to overthrow the 2020 Presidential election result in the Peach State.

Mr. Wade, who was married during his relationship with Willis, filed for divorce a day after his appointment, which reportedly earned him $700,000.

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