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Judge Unseals Court Documents In Case Involving Fulton County Trump Prosecutor

Judge Unseals Court Documents In Case Involving Fulton County Trump Prosecutor

A Georgia judge has unsealed divorce records of a prosecutor who is handling the Fulton County case against former President Donald Trump following recent allegations that special prosecutor Nathan Wade is having an improper relationship with District Attorney Fani Willis.

Superior Court Judge Henry Thompson also stayed Willis’ deposition in the divorce case until Wade, who previously worked as an attorney before Willis hired him for the Trump case, first testifies about the alleged relationship.

Earlier this month, Willis was subpoenaed to testify in the case after being served by the attorney for Wade’s wife.

The subpoena was served shortly before one of Trump’s co-defendants filed a motion alleging that Willis and Wade were having an affair, and that the pair unlawfully benefitted financially from the relationship.

The motion, filed by Trump associate Michael Roman, says that Willis and Wade have taken vacations to destinations like Napa Valley, Florida, the Caribbean, and several cruises. The filing also alleges that the vacations were paid for by taxpayers.

“Accordingly, the district attorney and the special prosecutor have violated laws regulating the use of public monies, suffer from irreparable conflicts of interest, and have violated their oaths of office under the Georgia Rules of Professional Conduct and should be disqualified from prosecuting this matter,” according to the filing.

Roman’s attorney is seeking to have the charges against him dismissed based on the alleged improper relationship, where Wade has already been paid around $654,000 in legal fees.

While no hard evidence of a relationship was provided in Roman’s filing, the filing from Jocelyn Wade — Nathan’s wife — included credit card statements showing he purchased airline tickets for himself and Willis for multiple trips.

Jocelyn’s lawyer says she wants to probe deeper into documents to determine the degree to which Willis and Nathan have been involved.

“I want to know about how he’s been spending his money,” she told the judge. “I have reasons to believe he’s spending it on another woman. That’s my client’s money. And I want to ask questions about that.”

Willis has accused Jocelyn of “conspiring with interested parties in the criminal election interference case to use the civil discovery process to annoy, embarrass and oppress District Attorney Willis” in a motion to quash.

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