Judge unseals Georgia prosecutor's divorce case as State Senate plans investigation into Fani Willis

Prosecutor Nathan Wade and District Attorney Fani Willis, who are prosecuting former President Trump in Georgia, are alleged to have engaged in an improper relationship and benefitted financially from taxpayer dollars and the Georgia State Senate plans to probe the allegations.
Fani Willis, Aug. 14, 2023, Atlanta, Ga.

Fani Willis, the Fulton County District Attorney pursuing the wide-ranging case against former President Trump in Georgia, was hit with two troubling developments today amid the controversy swirling around her office.

A Superior Court judge in Georgia on Monday unsealed the divorce case involving Nathan Wade, the Fulton County special prosecutor handling the 2020 alleged election interference case against former President Trump under Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis.

Willis and Wade are alleged to have been in a romantic relationship and benefitted from the taxpayer dollars that Willis’ office paid to Wade.

Then, the Georgia Senate appeared poised to authorize a committee to investigate the corruption allegations against the district attorney, according to Breitbart.

Previously, court filings from one of Trump’s codefendants alleged that Willis and Wade were engaged in an improper romantic relationship and benefitted financially from the at the expense of Georgia taxpayers, raising ethical concerns. 

Willis hired Wade, her purported romantic partner, to prosecute Trump. He was paid nearly $654,000 in legal fees from January 2022 through December 2023, according to the court filing from defendant.

A court filing from Wade’s former spouse in the divorce case showed that he purchased airline tickets for himself and Willis for trips to San Francisco, Miami, and Aruba, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

Georgia State Senator Greg Dolezal plans to file a resolution that would impanel a special committee to investigate Willis that would have full subpoena powers to “secure the attendance of witnesses or the production of documents and materials,” according to reports.

“The Georgia legislature has a responsibility to hold public officials accountable,” Georgia Lieutenant Governor Burt Jones told Breitbart News on Monday. “Recent reports have been deeply troubling and I appreciate Sen. Dolezal’s leadership on this issue.”

In Willis's sweeping, 41-count indictment, Trump and 18 codefendants are charged in connection with efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election results in Georgia. The case is still ongoing.

However, Dolezal’s resolution reportedly says that if the alleged relationship between Willis and Wade were to be proven to exist, that it would “constitute a clear conflict of interest and a fraud upon the taxpayers of Fulton County and the State of Georgia” and be reason for “Willis’s recusal from further involvement in the prosecution.”

The courts are also seeking answers on the alleged corruption. The judge presiding over the court case against Trump on Thursday ordered a hearing into the alleged conduct of Fani Willis scheduled for February 15, according to the Washington Post.