How Donald Trump Tracked Prosecutor’s Phone to Fani Willis’ Home

Former President Donald Trump’s lawyers have subpoenaed Nathan Wade’s cellphone records to show he was sleeping at the home of Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis. Trump and 18 co-defendants are accused of conspiring to overturn Joe Biden’s 2020 election win in Georgia. Trump has pleaded not guilty to all charges and claimed that the case was politically motivated as he is the front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination. To track Nathan Wade’s phone on the nights he stayed at Willis’ condominium, Trump’s team hired a tech expert who entered Wade’s records into CellHawk online software. Trump’s team is trying to prove that Willis and Wade were in a relationship when she hired him to lead the prosecution’s racketeering case in 2021.

Last week, Judge Scott McAfee held a series of hearings to determine if Willis and her office will be disqualified from the case. Trump and some of his co-defendants argued for the removal of Willis’ office and for the case to be dropped because of what they perceive as a conflict of interest. The filing shows that Trump’s team subpoenaed records from Wade’s phone company to find the serial numbers of cell towers with which Wade’s phone had been in communication. Private investigator Charles Mittelstadt then fed the data into CellHawk, which allows users to “quickly produce easy-to-understand visual representations of evidence that you can confidently take to court.”

Mittelstadt said in an affidavit attached to Sunday’s filing that the data showed that in 2021, Wade arrived at Willis’ home late at night twice and left in the early morning hours, once in September and the other time in November. The September trip allegedly showed Wade staying at Willis’ home on Dogwood Court in Hapeville, Georgia, until after 3 a.m. and then texting her when he returned to his home in East Cobb, an affluent northern Atlanta suburb.

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