Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis thought that by joining Democrats’ witch hunt against Donald Trump she would become a rising star in the Democrat Party and set herself up for a run for Governor or U.S. Senate.
But the exact opposite is happening.
The Fulton County Georgia prosecutor trying to make a name on lawfare against against former President Donald Trump has been rocked by scandal recently after allegations emerged that suggested she was engaged in a romantic affair with a man she hired – and paid hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars – to serve as a Special Prosecutor in her 2020 election witch hunt.
To make matters worse for Willis, her supposed lover, Nathan Wade, also allegedly used the hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars the Democrat District Attorney gave him to provide Willis kickbacks in the form of luxurious vacations.
Trump co-defendant Mark Roman’s legal team originally made the allegations against Willis, but Wade’s ongoing divorce proceedings with his wife produced bank records that backed up the allegations that the Democrat District Attorney received the kickbacks in the form of at least two vacations, according to The Guardian.
As a result, Roman’s attorneys have filed motions to hold Willis accountable for improperly hiring Wade without the approval of the Fulton County Board of Commissioners, and even to have her removed from the Trump case entirely due to her clear conflict of interest violations.
Now, Judge Scott McAfee has given Willis until February 2 to answer to the allegations that she engaged in a romantic affair with someone she hired – and again, paid hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars – as a Special Counsel in her case against Trump.
Judge McAfee also set February 15 as the date Roman’s attorney and Willis will engage in oral arguments over the motion for the Democrat District Attorney to be removed from the case.
Of course, this will likely be the first and only time Willis actually speaks to the actual allegations against her, as her only public comments on the matter to date were to cry “racism” in a clear attempt to avoid having to actually answer for her alleged wrongdoing.
During a Martin Luther King Jr. Day event at Big Bethel AME Church, Willis claimed that all of the allegations against her were racially-motivated, but didn’t deny or attempt to dispute them either.
“Wait a minute, God,” Willis said. “You did not tell me as a woman of color it would not matter what I did — my motive, my talent, my ability, and my character would be constantly attacked. Oh Lord, they’re going to be mad when they call us out on this nonsense. First thing they’ll say, ‘Oh, she’s going to play the racism card now.’”
Maybe Willis will actually attempt to deny or dispute the allegations against her in the coming weeks now that Judge McAfee is forcing her to do so.
But in all likelihood, Fani Willis will simply continue to play the “racism” card in an attempt to avoid any accountability for her apparent corruption.
Political Animal News will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.