Fani Willis Accuses Alleged Lover’s Wife Of ‘Interfering’ With Trump Case

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Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis claimed the wife of her alleged lover was “interfering” with the prosecution of former President Donald Trump in a court filing Thursday.

Jocelyn Wade, the wife of Nathan Wade, a special prosecutor Willis hired and her reported paramour, previously accused her estranged husband of hiding several hundred thousand dollars in income and of leaving her in “dire” financial need. Willis accused Wade of seeking to harass her, according to a motion to quash the subpoena reviewed by the Daily Caller News Foundation. (RELATED: ‘A Very Serious Problem’: Jonathan Turley Predicts How Fani Willis’ Alleged Affair Will Impact Trump Case)

“Joycelyn Wade is using the legal process to harass and embarrass District Attorney Willis, and in doing so, is obstructing and interfering with an ongoing criminal prosecution,” the motion said.

ATLANTA, GEORGIA – NOVEMBER 21: Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis appears before Judge Scott McAfee for a hearing in the 2020 Georgia election interference case at the Fulton County Courthouse on November 21, 2023 in Atlanta, Georgia. Judge McAfee heard arguments as to whether co-defendant Harrison Floyd should be sent to jail for social media posts and comments that potentially targeted witnesses in the trial. McAfee declined to revoke Floyd’s bond. Floyd was charged along with former US President Donald Trump and 17 others in an indictment that accuses them of illegally conspiring to subvert the will of Georgia voters in the 2020 presidential election. (Photo by Dennis Byron-Pool/Getty Images)

Attorneys for Michael Roman, a former Trump campaign aide, filed a motion alleging Willis, who hired Nathan West to help prosecute the former president, was in a romantic relationship with West. Willis secured a 13-count indictment against Trump and other defendants, including Roman, in August over the former president’s efforts to contest the results of the 2020 election in that state.

“The only potential issue that might be relevant to Plaintiff Nathan J. Wade’s current employment would be how his compensation relates to the division of marital property,” an attorney for Willis claimed. “Yet, even this is not an issue presently in dispute. And even if it were, Defendant Joycelyn Wade has acknowledged through counsel receipt of all financial documents related to Plaintiff Nathan J. Wade’s employment by the Office of the Fulton County District Attorney.”

Nathan Wade reportedly earned $250 an hour while working on the case against Trump, compared to $200 for a RICO expert, according to billing records obtained by the DCNF. Other documents obtained by the DCNF show that John Floyd, the RICO expert Willis hired, was initially paid $150 an hour.

Willis denied wrongdoing in a Sunday address at Big Bethel AME Church, accusing her critics of “playing the race card.”

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