Georgia District Attorney Fani Willis Claims ‘Improper’ Relationship Accusations are Race-Based

Fani Willis, Fulton County, Georgia, district attorney, who brought charges of election interference against former President Donald Trump, claims allegations brought against her of having an “improper” romantic relationship with a prosecutor were made because they are both Black.

Documents filed earlier in the month state that Willis hired her alleged partner, special prosecutor Nathan Wade, to prosecute Trump and financially benefitted from the relationship in the form of lavish vacations. The two went on utilizing funds from his firm to work the case. 

DA Willis spoke out on Sunday at Big Bethel AME Church in Atlanta for the first time since allegations were made.

“They only attacked one. First thing they say is, ‘Oh, she’s gonna play the race card now. But no, God. Isn’t it them playing the race card when they only question one?” Willis asked.

The DA had remained silent on the matter in public. However, she still hasn’t denied nor confirmed allegations against her and Wade, who brought the indictment against the former president forward for election interference.

Although Willis never mentioned Wade by name during her Sunday speech, they referred to him as “a great friend and a great lawyer.”

Michael Roman, Trump’s co-defendant, accused Wade and Willis of having a “clandestine” and “improper” affair at the same time appointments were being made for the 2020 case for election interference.

Roman was a former Trump 2020 campaign official and argued the integrity of the case was compromised because of the affair last week in court and asked for the charges against him to be dropped.

“The district attorney chose to appoint her romantic partner, who at all times relevant to this prosecution has been a married man,” read court documents.

Wade received almost $654,000 in legal fees since January 2022, authorized by Fani Willis

Fulton County records show Wade has received almost $654,000 in legal fees since January 2022, an amount authorized by the district attorney — Fani Willis, in this case.

The filing also calls for disqualifying the entire district attorney’s office, including Wade and Willis, from prosecuting the case.

Sunday, Willis said that Anna Green Cross and John Floyd, both prosecutors assigned to the case, are white and weren’t targeted.

“Isn’t it them playing the race card when they constantly think I need someone from some other jurisdiction in some other state to tell me how to do a job I’ve been doing for almost 30 years,” asked Willis.

Willis indicted Trump in August and pleaded not guilty to allegedly attempting to subvert the 2020 presidential election results in Georgia, including allegedly violating Georgia’s anti-racketeering law.

Alongside Trump, Roman was hit with a racketeering charge as part of DA Willis case and was charged last August with seven felony counts.

The case in Georgia is one of four pending against the former president; he also faces charges in Washington, D.C., New York City, and Florida.