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Cellphone data appears to undercut claimed timeline of Willis-Wade relationship

The next hearing in the matter is slated for next Friday, after which the judge is expected to decide whether to disqualify them from the case.

Published: February 23, 2024 4:04pm

An analysis of cellphone data has revealed that Nathan Wade, a special counsel working with Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis on her prosecution of former President Donald Trump, visited Willis dozens of times before they claim their relationship began.

Willis and Wade came under fire in January, when Trump co-defendant Mike Roman's attorneys accused the pair of an "improper, clandestine personal relationship." While they have admitted to a relationship, they both claim it began after they started working together. Wade was hired in November of 2021 and both say the relationship began the following year.

The materials in the Friday filing reveal that Wade visited Willis's condo in Hapeville, Ga., many times before they claim their relationship started, according to The Hill. The data was compiled by an investigator working with the Trump legal team.

"This conservative analysis using the above referenced modality revealed a minimum of 35 occasions when Mr. Wade’s phone connected for an extended period to either one of those towers in closest proximity to the Dogwood address based upon associated data use, voice calls or text messages," the investigator, Charles Mittelstadt, wrote. "The data reveals he is stationary and not in transit. A deeper analysis of the data would reveal additional details such as where his travel began or ended."

"For purposes of my analysis, I determined that his residence is located in East Cobb and was able to review the records which demonstrate his phone pinging off the associated towers near his residence for consistent periods," he continued.

Wade has admitted to visiting Willis at the condo a maximum of 10 times prior to his hiring and that he "never" spent the night there, though the filing highlighted evenings in which he remained at her address late into the night.

The next hearing in the matter is slated for next Friday, after which the judge is expected to decide whether to disqualify them from the case.

Ben Whedon is an editor and reporter for Just the News. Follow him on X, formerly Twitter.

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