‘How Can You Believe The Other Answers?’: Jonathan Turley Says Fani Willis, Nathan Wade Testimony ‘In Tatters’

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George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley said Monday that earlier testimony provided by Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis and her lover, Nathan Wade, was “in tatters.”

Multiple witnesses came forward contradicting the testimonies of Wade and Willis as to when their relationship started, along with data from Wade’s cell phone. Fulton County Superior Court Judge Scott McAfee said he would rule on the matter by March 15 following a series of hearings during which attorneys for Trump and other defendants outlined their case for Willis’ removal from the case. (RELATED: Fani Willis Faces Potential Challengers In Coming Election)

Turley said it was obvious that Willis and Wade had not been truthful about their relationship.

“I think the court is going to have to recognize that the testimony of these two prosecutors was really left in tatters,” Turley told Fox News host Harris Faulkner. “It seems clear to many of us that Nathan Wade did not answer truthfully in his divorce proceedings when asked if he had a sexual relationship during the course of his marriage up to the point in which he filed his answer. He insists he simply read that in a rather strange and narrow way.” (RELATED: ‘A Very Bad Day’: Sol Wisenberg Says Fani Willis’ ‘Entire Office’ Should Be Booted From Trump Trial)

Willis and Wade claimed in court documents that their relationship did not start until 2022.


Willis secured an indictment against Trump and other defendants, including former campaign aide Michael Roman, in August over the former president’s efforts to contest the results of the 2020 election in Georgia, which Joe Biden won by less than 12,000 votes.

Attorneys for Roman filed a motion for Willis’s disqualification on Jan. 8 alleging that Willis, who hired Wade as a special prosecutor to help probe and prosecute the former president, was in a romantic relationship with Wade. Willis denied wrongdoing in a Jan. 14 address at Big Bethel AME Church, accusing her critics of “playing the race card” while falsely claiming she paid the outside prosecutors the same rate. (RELATED: Fulton County Ethics Board Decides At Last Minute Not To Hear Fani Willis Complaint)

“Willis is also standing contradicted,” Turley continued. “The new evidence involving cell phones show in one case, these pings, these locational data points, showing Wade going to the area of Willis’ home, being there for hours and then returning along the same path in the early morning and on either end of that are calls or texts to Willis. That seems to shatter her denial that they had this pre-existing relationship and also that he never stayed at her home.”

Phone records appeared to show that Wade visited a condominium owned by Willis at least 35 times in 2021, staying for several hours late at night, and calling or texting her around the time he made trips to her apartment.

Wade received over $650,000 in fees for his work on the case, according to Fulton County records, and reportedly earned $250 an hour while working on the case against Trump, compared to $200 an hour for John Floyd, a RICO expert, as of May 2023, according to billing records obtained by the Daily Caller News Foundation. Other documents obtained by the DCNF show that Floyd was initially paid $150 an hour. (RELATED: ‘They Are Toast’: Conservatives Erupt Over Fani Willis Hearing)

“The question for the judge is going to be well, if you believe that they, in fact, lied on the stand, how can you believe the other answers?” Turley said.

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