Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis, who indicted former President Donald Trump on charges stemming from the former president’s alleged attempts to “overturn” the 2020 presidential election in Georgia, was recently accused by a co-defendant in her anti-Trump case of hiding a relationship she has with a top Trump prosecutor.
On Jan. 8, 2024, one of Trump’s ex-campaign members, Michael Rowan, filed a case against Willis, accusing the Fulton County district attorney and special prosecutor Nathan Wade of having a “romantic” relationship outside their work.
🚨 Fani Willis accused of hiring a man she was in a romantic relationship with to prosecute Donald Trump and play a prominent role in the election interference case, bombshell court documents claimhttps://t.co/4tbMbSUmlM
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) January 9, 2024
Rowan’s filing claims that the pair “have been engaged in an improper, clandestine personal relationship during the pendency of this case.”
Rowan pointed out that Willis and Wade “personally benefited” from their alleged relationship, considering that the district attorney paid Wade $654,000 for joining her office to prosecute the former president.
The filing continued by saying that the funds Wade received from Willis were eventually used for luxurious vacations taken by the pair.
“Information obtained outside of court filings indicates that the district attorney and special prosecutor have traveled personally together to such places as Napa Valley, Florida, and the Caribbean and the special prosecutor has purchased tickets for both of them to travel on both the Norwegian and Royal Caribbean cruise lines,” the filing states.
“Traveling together to such places as Washington, D.C. or New York City might make sense for work purposes in light of other pending litigation, but what work purpose could only be served by travel to these traditional vacation destinations,” Rowan questioned in his filing.
Rowan further alleged that evidence shows Willis did not possess the authority to provide such a whopping salary to Wade for working on the anti-Trump case.
Willis has not addressed Rowan’s allegations, but a spokesperson for the district attorney’s office, Pallavi Bailey, said they will respond “through appropriate court filings.”
Rowan’s filing comes after the former Trump campaign member was charged as one of 18 co-defendants in the case against the former president. Willis claims that Trump, Rowan, and 17 other individuals worked together to “forcibly attempt to maintain the presidential office” after then-presidential candidate Joe Biden was declared the winner of The Peach State.