According to a court filing, Fulton County DA Fani Willis hired a special prosecutor named Nathan Wade to help prosecute Trump.
County records show that Wade has been paid around $654,000 since January 2022.
In the motion filed by Michael Roman, a co-defendant in the case claims that Willis and Wade have been in a on-going personal relationship and that she has personally benefited from the money paid to Wade.
From Fox News:
According to the filing, Willis hired special prosecutor Nathan Wade, her alleged partner, to prosecute Trump and benefited financially from the relationship in the form of lavish vacations the two took using funds his law firm received for working the case.
County records show Wade has been paid nearly $654,000 in legal fees since January 2022, an amount authorized by the district attorney, or Willis in this case.
The motion was filed on behalf of former Trump campaign official Michael Roman, a co-defendant in the case, in a bid to have the charges against him dismissed.
It cites “sources close to both the special prosecutor and the district attorney” as confirming “they had an ongoing, personal relationship.”
The filing also shows that Wade had two meetings at the White House in 2022.
The filings from Roman’s case include a bill sent from Wade to the Fulton County district attorney’s office requesting two payments of $2,000 for separate occasions, under the project title “anti-corruption special prosecutor.”
The first, on May 23, 2022, is labeled “travel to Athens: Conf[erence] with White House Counsel,” for which Wade charged $2,000 for eight hours’ work. The bill read that Wade also had an “interview with DC/White House” on November 18, 2022 for which he also billed $8,000 at a rate of $250 per hour.
Why would Wade be meeting with The White House Council?
Who is directing the Fani Willis investigation? The White House, the DOJ? https://t.co/IQWaHrw3Xk
— Bernard B. Kerik (@BernardKerik) January 9, 2024