Fani Willis Takes Witness Stand To Testify About Corruption Allegations

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Fulton County District Attorney took the witness stand Thursday during a hearing to consider whether she should be disqualified over alleged financial benefits gained from appointing her romantic partner Nathan Wade.

Trump co-defendant Michael Roman filed a motion Jan. 8 to disqualify Willis, alleging she benefited from appointing Wade when he took her on vacations using funds earned from his “lucrative” contract. Wade said earlier in the hearing that Willis reimbursed him in cash for the expenses, though he could not produce receipts beyond one included in the state’s response to Roman’s motion.

In the affidavit attached to the state’s Feb. 2 response, Wade stated that he and Willis had not had a relationship other than as friends prior to his appointment. He said their personal relationship developed in 2022. (RELATED: Key Witness Testimony Contradicts Fani Willis’ Defense Of ‘Romantic’ Relationship With Special Prosecutor)

Willis faced questions on whether Wade visited her house and suddenly broke into an angry outburst, holding up documents as examples to prove that the allegations were false.


“So let’s be clear ’cause you lied in this … let me tell you which one you lied in … Right here. I think you lied right here.” Willis said, raising the documents.

The judge slammed the gavel and tried to stop her and an unknown man started talking over her.

“No, no, no, this is the truth,” she exclaimed. “It is a lie! It is a lie!”

The judge then announced a five-minute break in proceedings.

“And so when you got cash to pay him back on these trips, [did] you go to the ATM?” Roman’s attorney Ashleigh Merchant asked.

“No,” Willis said, affirming the county paid her salary via direct deposit when Merchant asked. “I have money in my home.”

“When you meet my father, he’s going to tell you as a woman, you should always have … at least 6 months in cash at your house, at all time,” Willis said.

“If you’re a woman and you on a date with a man, you better have two hundred dollars in your pocket, so if that man acts up, you can go where you want to go,” she continued.

This is a breaking story and will be updated.


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