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Fani Willis Booted From Trump’s Case?

Calls for the removal of Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis from Donald Trump’s Georgia election interference case have surfaced amid unverified claims suggesting her involvement in a romantic relationship with Nathan Wade, a special prosecutor hired for the proceedings. Michael Roman, a co-defendant of Trump, lodged these allegations in a legal motion aiming to dismiss his seven charges and disqualify Willis and her team from the case. Requests for comments from the Fulton County District Attorney’s office and Trump’s representatives were sent by Newsweek on Tuesday.

In August 2023, Trump and 18 others were indicted in Georgia for alleged unlawful actions in attempting to overturn Joe Biden’s 2020 presidential election victory. Trump faces 13 criminal charges, including violating the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act. Trump maintains his innocence, attributing the case to political motivations. On his Truth Social platform, Trump called for the dismissal of all charges in the Georgia case following the accusations against Willis, claiming it to be an “illegal and highly political persecution.”

Legal commentator Ken White expressed concerns on Threads, highlighting the potentially devastating impact of the allegations on the Fulton County case. The filing contends that Willis and Wade had an undisclosed romantic relationship during Wade’s divorce proceedings, asserting violations of laws governing public funds and conflicts of interest, calling for their disqualification from prosecuting the matter.

The filing also claims that Wade funded vacations for Willis with payments received from Fulton County for his work on the Trump case. ABC News approached the Fulton County district attorney’s office for comment, with a spokesperson indicating that responses would be made through appropriate court filings. Legal experts, including Andrew Fleishman, a Georgia criminal lawyer, suggested that the Prosecuting Attorneys’ Council could opt to disqualify Willis from the case, potentially appointing a new district attorney to handle the proceedings.