Fani Willis admits she had a romantic relationship with prosecutor she hired for Trump case in Georgia

The defense of one of the co-defendants accused the Fulton County district attorney of spending taxpayer money on trips with Nathan Wade.

Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis acknowledged that she had a romantic relationship with the special prosecutor she appointed in the election interference case against former President Donald Trump. The information was made public in a 176-page court file with Willis' statement before the judge, accessed by The Washington Post. Additionally, Willis is expected to have a hearing on the matter on Feb. 15.

Willis assured that, in her opinion, this relationship did not influence the case and called the accusations against her unfounded and lewd.

According to the accusations against her, the district attorney in the case, Fani Willis, hired Nathan Wade in 2021 to help her work the case against the former president to, among other things, have someone reliable for the investigation.

However, one of the co-defendants in the case, Michael Roman, recently claimed that Willis and Wade were having an an improper relationship and that they took vacations paid for by the latter and financed with the money provided by the job that Willis got him. According to Roman's accusation, this would constitute a conflict of interest and would be sufficient reason to remove both prosecutors from the case, as well as Willis' entire office.

The situation comes to light on the same day that Rep. Jim Jordan, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, subpoenaed the district attorney demanding documents from her office following accusations of alleged misuse of federal funds. "The Committee’s oversight of your office’s use of federal grant funds is particularly relevant in light of public whistleblower allegations that it has misused federal funding. According to a recent report, your office unlawfully ‘planned to use part of a $488,000 federal grant—earmarked for the creation of a Center of Youth Empowerment and Gang Prevention’— to cover frivolous, unrelated expenses," read the document published the Judiciary Committee.