Former President Trump criticized Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis after she publicly admitted to having an affair with the top prosecutor on Trump’s criminal case in Georgia.
“Fani Willis, the D.A. of Fulton County, just admitted to having a sexual relationship with the prosecutor she, in consultation with the White House and DOJ, appointed to “GET PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP,” he posted.
“By going after the most high level person, and the Republican Nominee, she was able to get her “lover” much more money, almost a Million Dollars, than she would be able to get for the prosecution of any other person or individual,” Trump’s post continued. “THAT MEANS THAT THIS SCAM IS TOTALLY DISCREDITED & OVER!”
In a court filing Friday, Willis acknowledged she developed a “personal relationship” with special prosecutor Nathan Wade but said it was no reason for her to step aside on the case.
Willis was accused by Trump co-defendant Michael Roman last month of having a romantic affair with Wade. Roman claimed the relationship made the entire indictment “fatally defective.”
Willis responded to the swirling allegations and said the motion is designed to garner media attention and provided a defense of Wade and his legal capabilities.
Wade said in an affidavit that he was no more than friends with Willis at the time of his 2021 hiring. The two developed a personal relationship in 2022, he said.
Roman, like Trump, has asked for the charges against him to be dropped and for the Fulton County district attorney’s office, along with Willis and Wade, to be blocked from working on the case.
The relationship is the latest development into the prosecution of the former president, who faces four criminal indictments as he is on the campaign trail. Trump is not yet the Republican nominee for the 2024 presidential election but has increasingly good chances of securing a third consecutive nomination, with Nikki Haley the only other GOP candidate in the race.