Fani Willis Faces Double Whammy in Fight to Keep her Job

Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis is set to address two ethics complaints related to her alleged affair with Nathan Wade, a special prosecutor she hired to lead the 2020 election interference case against former President Donald Trump. The allegations were first made when Michael Roman, one of Trump’s co-defendants in the case, filed a motion claiming that Wade and Willis were romantically involved during the investigation of Trump. The Fulton County Board of Ethics will address two other ethics complaints against Willis during a special meeting on March 7.

Greg Mantell, founder of the Substack blog Investigative News Service, and Steven Kramer are said to be the sources of one of the complaints. Mantell accused Willis of several ethics violations concerning Roman’s filing, requesting Willis’s expense reports, contracts and payments to Wade, and records pertaining to $14.6 million in awards for the Department of Justice.

Questions over whether Willis will be disqualified from the election interference case have intensified since the court order into the allegations against Willis. Willis’ response criticized Roman’s lawyers for subpoenaing Willis, Wade, and others on the prosecution team. Concerns over alleged funds between Willis and Wade have also been a focal point of the ethics complaints against Willis. Judge Scott McAfee has yet to make a ruling if there is a legal conflict that justifies removing Willis’ office from the case.

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