Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis is ironically finding herself under the microscope in her wavering criminal case against Donald Trump.
As new details continue to be revealed, it turns out that the disgraced District Attorney was using her position and her office for personal gain.
Willis is currently facing allegations that she was misusing state and federal funding. Also included is the allegation that she violated Georgia conflict of interest guidelines.
The Georgia Democrat hired a man that she was supposedly having an affair with as the lead special prosecutor in the Trump 2020 witch hunt.
The man in question, Nathan Wade, was a former municipal judge and family court attorney who had little qualifications for the job he was selected for.
Wade allegedly paid for vacations with Willis using funds that her office used to pay him, raising questions about further potential kickbacks.
In the spotlight is the fact that Nathan Wade filed for divorce from his wife just one day after his Fulton County contract with the District Attorney’s office went into effect.
This caused the allegations of an affair between Wade and Willis to arise.
In the divorce proceedings, documents showed that Wade purchased airline tickets to these high-price vacations in Fani Willis’ name.
Wade’s estranged partner, Jocelyn Wade, subpoenaed Willis to testify at a divorce hearing so she could answer questions that Jocelyn’s legal team had about the alleged affair.
It wasn’t until an ‘11th hour agreement’ was able to provide Fani Willis and Nathan Wade temporary reprieve.
According to The Hill, “a court order signed by Cobb County Superior Court Judge Henry Thompson indicated that special prosecutor Nathan Wade ‘entered into a temporary agreement addressing all issues presently before the court.”
“The documents include bank statements that appear to show purchases of flights for him and Willis to San Francisco and Miami. Willis was then subpoenaed in the divorce case, but a judge temporarily paused her deposition until after Wade was questioned,” The Hill continued.
While the delay was certain enough to provide some relief to the allegedly corrupt District Attorney Willis, it only buys her a small window of time.
Judge Scott McAfee has ordered Willis to respond to Trump co-defendant Mark Roman’s motion to remove Fani Willis from the case, due to her conflict of interest.
In the event that Willis gets removed from the case, her office would be completely disqualified and the Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr – a Republican – would have to appoint a new prosecutor to take over.
As simple as that may sound, the damage done by Willis’ case has already been written into stone, and will linger over the case to the very end.
It seems unlikely that a right-minded prosecutor would want their name and future career prospects attached to a case as shady and tainted as this one.
It is time to address this case for what it truly is – a fatally flawed political witch hunt.
Political Animal News will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.