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A special prosecutor appointed by Fulton County, Georgia, Prosecuting Attorney Fani Willis billed her department for meetings with Biden White House officials, according to court documents, “raising questions” about the administration’s involvement in the case, according to a report published on Wednesday.
Just the News reported that the revelation comes after the special prosecutor, Nathan Wade, and Willis came under fire following the court filings after they alleged the two have been engaged in a romantic relationship while her office paid him more than $650,000 in legal fees since January 2022.
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The new information regarding the White House Counsel meeting with Wade also follows previous reports by Just the News that the Biden White House worked to facilitate “special access” for the FBI to 15 boxes of Trump presidential documents that he had returned to the National Archives.
The new court filing, which is part of a Georgia case against Michael Roman, a Trump codefendant, shows that the special prosecutor met on at least one occasion with Biden’s White House Counsel. Wade indicated that this meeting was part of his travel to Athens, Ga., on May 23, 2022, according to an invoice that he submitted to the DA’s office.
“Travel to Athens; Conf with White House Counsel,” the invoice says. Wade billed the DA’s office $2,000 for the trip.
The invoices filed in the lawsuit show at least one other meeting with staff at the Biden White House — on Nov. 18, 2022. That meeting appears to have taken place in Washington, D.C., yet there is no record in the White House visitor logs that Wade was there.
“Interview with DC/White House,” the invoice reads. He also charged $2,000 for that meeting as well.
The meeting in November 2022 took place just three days after Trump formally announced he was running for the 2024 GOP presidential nomination at his Mar-a-Lago estate, Just the News reported.
In August, meanwhile, during an interview on Real America’s Voice streaming network with host Charlie Kirk, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said he heard from a highly “reliable source” that Willis was given instructions by “someone in Washington” to indict Trump on a late Monday evening instead of the following day when the grand jury returned.
He speculated that the reason behind the urgency was to divert attention from a mishap involving David Weiss, the U.S. attorney — who spent years investigating Hunter Biden, refused to bring any serious charges, and then cut a sweetheart plea bargain with Hunter’s defense attorneys — after he was granted special counsel status the previous Friday by Attorney General Merrick Garland.
After claiming that the story was “hearsay,” Gingrich clarified that the source, nevertheless, has historically been very accurate.
“I am told by a reliable source that Friday evening, somebody from Washington called the District Attorney of Atlanta and said, you have to indict on Monday. We have to cover up all of the mistakes we just made with Weiss,” he explained.
“And she said, apparently, ‘My jurors aren’t coming back until Tuesday,’” Gingrich continued.
“‘You didn’t hear me. You have to on Monday,’” he added, quoting the alleged Washington sources.
“‘But they’re not gonna get her before noon,’” Gingrich noted further, quoting Willis. “They said, ‘That doesn’t matter.’ She said, ‘This means that it’s gonna be eight or nine or ten o’clock.’ They said, ‘It doesn’t matter. We need the news shifting off of Weiss.”
Kirk asked Gingrich who made the phone call, but Gingrich said he didn’t have that information.
“I’m telling you upfront, this is hearsay, but it’s from a person who has remarkably good sources,” Gingrich said.
Trump and several co-defendants face RICO conspiracy charges in Fulton County stemming from alleged actions following the 2020 election. A handful of others have already reached plea deals with Willis’ office.