(CTN News) – Fani Willis, district attorney for Fulton County, is defending her choicea special prosecutor in the subversion case against following unsubstantiated claims that the two had an improper relationship.
Willis was publicly speaking for the first time since a defendant filed a lawsuit against her lastduring a service celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy at Atlanta’s Big Bethel AME Church.
While Fani Willis did not explicitly confirm or deny any romantic relationship with Nathan Wade, she called him a “legal superstar” without mentioning his name. Additionally, she claimed the attacks were racially motivated, pointing out that Wade is black, while Fani Willis chose two white prosecutors.
There is no clear path forward for me. My right to appoint special counsels entitled meThere was no difference between them. I have assembled an exceptional team, so why are they surprised accomplish such a feat? Willis wondered.
According to court documents filed by former Trump campaign operative Michael Roman, Wade was hired by Fani Willis after becoming romantically involved with her.
He alleges that Fani Willis and Wadeon multiple vacations together. He is charges in Georgia.
Immediately following Fani Willis’ remarks, Trump called the the Georgia case against him should be dropped” at a pre-caucus rally in Iowa.
Trump said, “She’smoney her boyfriend, money, and he has never done a case before. He has never case.
Wade hadexperience prosecuting criminal cases before appointed as lead prosecutor, according to the Washington Post. Despite that, it’s to note that the filing doesn’t – only claims.
In the case, the judge plans to schedule a hearing next month.