A prosecutor in Trump's case in Georgia reaches a divorce agreement and avoids testifying about the alleged affair with his boss

One of the codefendants in the case claimed that Fani Willis is in a relationship with Nathan Wade, warning of a possible conflict of interest.

Donald Trump is being impeached in Georgia for allegedly attempting to interfere in elections to change the state’s results in the 2020 presidential election. However, the prosecutors stole the spotlight in recent weeks since they are accused of having a romantic relationship, which could lead to several conflicts of interest.

It turns out that the lead prosecutor in the case, Fani Willis, hired Nathan Wade in 2021 to help her work on the former president’s case, given his experience in the private sphere and the need for someone reliable for the investigation.

However, the confidence this entailed appears to have led them to become romantically entangled. One of the co-defendants in the case, Michael Roman, recently claimed that Willis and Wade are in a romantic relationship and that they took vacations paid for by the latter, and of course, funded by the money provided by the job Willis got him. According to The New York Times, Wade has earned over $650,000 in legal fees since he was hired in November 2021.

According to Roman’s statements, this would constitute a conflict of interest and is sufficient reason to remove both prosecutors from the case, as well as Willis’ entire office.

Wade avoided testifying about his relationship with Willis

On Tuesday, Prosecutor Wade reached a divorce agreement with his wife, Joycelyn, and avoided giving testimony about his relationship with his boss. He was scheduled to testify at a hearing on Wednesday, but this was canceled after reaching the agreement.

The judge announced Tuesday that both sides had reached a “temporary agreement,” so their testimony was paused indefinitely.

As for Willis, she has until Friday to respond to Roman’s aforementioned accusations, although it is unclear whether she will address the former Trump Administration official’s statements.

Recently, the Georgia Senate approved the creation of a Special Senate Investigations Committee to examine whether Willis had potential conflicts of interest related to her hiring of special prosecutor Wade.

“Let’s see where the facts take us. (...) The reality is, as these new facts have come to light, it has caused great concern not only for us, but constituents all over [the] state of Georgia,” said the State Senator Greg Dolezal (R), chairman of the Georgia Senate Transportation Committee and author of the resolution.

What is Trump being accused of in Georgia?

Joe Biden defeated Trump in Georgia by about 11,779 votes in 2020 out of more than 5 million votes cast. The Republican’s legal team tried unsuccessfully to prove electoral interference and enough fraud cases to change the numbers, of which Willis accused him.

The prosecutor has been leading the investigation from the beginning and is trying to determine whether Trump violated state laws by trying to overturn President Biden’s victory in Georgia. Conversely, the former president accuses Willis of being biased against him, something he already presented before Judge Robert McBurney of the Fulton County Superior Court. The magistrate ruled against Willis in the past, notably when he ruled that she could not bring a criminal case against Georgia Lieutenant Governor Burt Jones, one of 16 Trump supporters who filed false documents claiming to be the state’s presidential electors.

According to McBurney, the prosecutor had a conflict of interest because she had spearheaded a fundraiser for Jones’ Democratic rival in the lieutenant governor’s race. The New York Times reported that “Willis wrote a letter to law enforcement officials in April that a decision on any charges against Trump or others would be made between July 11 and Sept. 1.”