Fani Willis hearings reveal what she has in common with Trump

Fulton County DA Fani Willis has a lot in common with the man she’s prosecuting. 

The latest Jerry Springer-style detail from the motion to disqualify her from the election-crime prosecution of former President Donald Trump: Willis is accused of a sexual tryst with now-special prosecutor Nathan Wade in her private law office sometime between 2018 and 2019. 

She went on to hire Wade as a special prosecutor for her RICO case against the ex-prez despite Wade having no RICO experience. 

Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis testifies during a hearing on the Georgia election interference case on Feb. 15, 2024. Alyssa Pointer/Pool Photo via AP

He then billed the county almost $700,000 — at a rate far higher than the state’s leading RICO expert. 

Chunks of that windfall seemingly went to pay for Willis and Wade’s luxury vacations together.

(They both claim she paid her share of those expenses — with no receipts, and with some of the thousands in cash she claims she keeps lying around at home. He can’t show what he did with the supposed cash payments, either.) 

What to know about District Attorney Fani Willis’ trial

  • Fulton County, Ga., District Attorney Fani Willis is being accused of misusing state and federal funds, and also engaging in an “improper” relationship with special prosecutor Nathan Wade.
  • Willis admitted to having a “personal relationship” with Wade, but said it didn’t become romantic until after 2022 due to the case against former President Donald Trump.
  • Willis hired Wade to work on the Trump case and paid him $654,000 in 2022, according to Trump co-defendant Michael Roman.
  • Trump and his co-defendants are looking to disqualify Willis from the case and to have all charges, centered around the state’s expansive anti-racketeering RICO law, dismissed.
  • The defense has presented dozens of pings from Wade’s cellphone that placed it at Willis’ rented condo prior to 2022. A former friend of Willis, who owned the condo, has testified that she saw the two of them “hugging” and “kissing” in 2019.

Indeed, Willis has adopted the “Deny, deny, deny” strategy across the board, including against mountains of cellphone data indicating Wade visited her at her condo late at night well before they now say the affair began, and before she hired him. 

She’s also indulged in grandiloquent public whining about her sufferings and supposed persecution. 

Hmmmmmm, whom does that remind us of?

Oh yeah, the guy she’s going after!

The merits of the Georgia case against Trump must be left to a jury to decide — that’s how it goes in America. 

But it’s now beyond clear that Willis has sacrificed all her professional credibility over a love affair and some small-ball, tawdry corruption.

If Democrats want to damn Trump for his character flaws, fine. 

But there’s an ugly (if hilarious) irony in the fact that, again and again, the tribunes of the people they summon up — from the felonious Michael Avenatti to slimy pathological liar Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) to Willis herself — have zero character themselves. 

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