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Trump co-defendant alleges Willis and Wade lied about when their 'personal relationship' started

Wade said in court papers that the relationship developed in 2022, but Roman claims that the relationship started earlier. 

Published: February 10, 2024 12:19pm

The legal team for a co-defendant in the Georgia election interference case against former President Donald Trump alleges in court papers that Fulton County D.A. Fani Willis and special prosecutor Nathan Wade lied about when their "personal relationship" started. 

“Mr. Roman believes the special prosecutor’s statement in his affidavit that the relationship did not start until 2022 is patently false,” Trump co-defendant Michael Roman’s lawyers wrote in a Friday filing, according to NBC News.

Willis has for weeks faced allegations of having a romantic relationship with Wade, the top prosecutor in the case alleging Trump attempted to interfere with Georgia's 2020 election results. She recently admitted that they did have a personal relationship. Wade said that the relationship developed in 2022, but Roman claims that the relationship started earlier. 

Attorneys for Roman said on Friday that Wade’s former divorce attorney, Terrence Bradley, “will refute” the claim that Wade and Willis “did not have a personal, romantic relationship before Willis appointed Wade as a special prosecutor.”

“Bradley has non-privileged, personal knowledge that the romantic relationship between Wade and Willis began prior to Willis being sworn as the district attorney for Fulton County, Georgia in January 2021,” the filing reads. “Thus, Bradley can confirm that Willis contracted with Wade after Wade and Willis began a romantic relationship, thus rebutting Wade’s claim in his affidavit that they did not start dating until 2022," it continues. 

A hearing is scheduled for Feb. 15 for Roman's motion.

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