Trump Co-Defendant Blows Up DA Fani Willis’ Corruption Allegation Defense – Trump News 2024


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An attorney for a co-defendant charged alongside former President Donald Trump believes he has identified holes in Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis’ defense to allegations of corruption leveled against her.

On Friday, Willis acknowledged being in a relationship with special prosecutor Nathan Wade, whom she had appointed to work on the case against former President Donald Trump. However, she denied receiving any financial benefits from the relationship and recommended that the judge reject Michael Roman’s motion to disqualify her without holding a hearing. In response, co-defendant Roman raised several questions in a court filing that would be explored during cross-examination, implying that witness testimony would contradict Willis’ claims made during the hearing.

“Let us be clear: if Mr. Roman had not uncovered the now-admitted personal relationship between Willis and Wade, no one may have ever known about it,” the filing stated. “That raises the obvious and important question: If they had nothing to hide in the first place because they did nothing wrong, then why did they intentionally not tell anyone about it until they got caught with their hand in the cookie jar?”

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The filing also disputes a number of statements that Wade made in his own sworn affidavit.

“In Paragraph 31 of your affidavit, you swore that you have never cohabitated with Ms. Willis but the attached documents show you shared a king size bed with her in Aruba from November 1, 2022 until November 4, 2022,” the filing states.

Travel receipts included in the filing show that both Wade and Willis were listed under a single hotel room at the Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort and Casino, The Daily Caller reported.

“Additionally, witnesses will testify that you cohabitated with Ms. Willis at her home in South Fulton until her father moved in with her and you then began to cohabitate at the apartment of a friend of hers in East Point,” the filing states. “Additionally, witnesses will testify that you cohabitated with Ms. Willis at an Airbnb in Hapeville that was paid for by taxpayer money to serve as a ‘safe house’ for you and Ms. Willis.”

Regarding his experience and prior qualifications for the position Willis appointed him to, Roman’s motion alleges Wade “has given this Court and the public no reason to take his word for it.”

“If his experience is so significant then he should welcome the opportunity to testify as to the specifics of the cases he has tried and enjoy the candid transparency that would bring to the process instead of hiding behind an unsubstantiated claim that he has ‘tried complex’ matters including murder, rape, armed robbery, aggravated assault and drug trafficking,” it states.

The filing did not address all of the claims raised by the DA’s office in its filing, such as Wade’s statement in his affidavit that personal travel expenses for the trips were “roughly divided equally” between him and Willis. However, it did say that Roman would later file “a much more comprehensive reply that addresses each of the State’s arguments.”

“This (initial) reply is being filed now because the State seeks to have this Court cancel the evidentiary hearing based solely on assertions in pleadings,” it states.

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Trump attorney Steve Sadow released a statement on Friday, alleging that the “sole objective” of the district attorney’s filing was to halt the hearing scheduled for February 15th, which was intended to address the allegations.

“While the DA admits to an intimate relationship with her employee Special Asst. DA Wade, she fails to provide full transparency and necessary financial details,” Sadow said. “Indeed, she says absolutely nothing about the so-called ‘coincidence’ of Wade filing for divorce the day after the DA hired him!”

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