Fulton County DA discloses two communications with Biden White House in court hearing
The Fulton DA's contacts with Biden's White House have come under scrutiny after alleged meetings between the White House Counsel and special prosecutor leading the case against President Trump surfaced.
In a hearing before the Fulton County Superior Court on Thursday, the District Attorney's office admitted that it communicated with the White House in two written letters about "logistics and procedures."
“Is there something that’s actually in writing that shows communication between the office and the White House Counsel?” Fulton County Superior Court Judge Scott McAfee asked the lawyer representing the DA's office.
“We did get a letter from the White House Counsel’s office… about logistics and procedures, as I stated before,” the lawyer answered.
“You’re saying that the sole written communication…solely consists of one written letter?” the judge asked.
“One written letter...well there were two written letters about procedures, about how we interview… former or current White House officials,” the lawyer clarified.
Judge McAfee scheduled the hearing that took place on Thursday to respond to defendant Jeffrey Clark's motion to compel any documents from the DA's office that show communications between the White House Counsel's office and and the Fulton County DA's office, according to court records reviewed by Just the News.
Jeffrey Clark is a former Department of Justice official from the Trump Administration and is a co-defendant in the racketeering case that DA Fani Willis brought against former President Trump over his alleged efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election results in Georgia.
The lawyer representing the DA's office told the judge that the letters with the Biden White House Counsel's office only covered logistics and procedures for interviewing former or current White House officials and had nothing to do with any evidence related to the trial.
“The issue would be that a selective prosecution claim can be brought pre-trial if they think that there are grounds,” the judge responded.
In court filings from the divorce proceedings of the special prosecutor Nathan Wade, who is working for DA Fani Willis, invoices he submitted to the DA's office show that he asked for reimbursement on at least one occasion for a meeting with President Biden’s White House counsel, Just the News previously reported. The entry indicates that Wade traveled to Athens, Georgia, for the May 23, 2022, meeting.
The invoices also show that on November 18, 2022, Wade expensed travel to Washington, D.C., for an “Interview with DC/White House," just two days after Trump announced he was running for president in the 2024 GOP primary.
On Wednesday, Just the News filed a compliant with the Georgia Attorney General after the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office failed to meet the deadline to respond to an Open Records Act request seeking information on the same reported contacts that Clark requested: records and documents related to any meetings or communications with White House officials. Just the News made its initial records request after the reports of Wade's alleged meetings with the White House Counsel surfaced.