Special prosecutor in Georgia Trump case paid for trips with DA Willis, filings show

Jocelyn Wade, Nathan's spouse, submitted the filings to the Cobb County Superior Court as part of the divorce proceedings.

Published: January 19, 2024 4:52pm

Updated: January 19, 2024 6:06pm

Nathan Wade, the special prosecutor whom Fulton Country District Attorney Fani Willis hired to pursue her election case against former President Donald Trump, paid for tickets on at least two out-of-state trips with her, according to court filings reviewed by CNN.

Willis this month came under scrutiny for hiring Wade after one of Trump's co-defendants accused her of maintaining an improper romantic relationship with him and highlighted the almost $654,000 he had collected in legal fees. The scandal further led to a congressional inquiry, with House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan requesting that Wade provide documents related to his work and remuneration.

Jocelyn Wade, Nathan's spouse, submitted the filings to the Cobb County Superior Court as part of the divorce proceedings. Included among them were credit card statements showing that he had purchased tickets to both Miami and San Francisco in 2022 and 2023, respectively.

Willis has accused Jocelyn Wade of interfering with her criminal case, which she denies, instead insisting that she merely requires "pertinent information from her husband’s paramour regarding her relationship with Plaintiff and the extent of the Plaintiff’s financial involvement in the same," according to her attorneys.

Jocelyn Wade's attorneys further indicated their desire to have Willis sit for a deposition in the case.

"Defendant seeks to depose Ms. Willis in order to determine details surrounding her romantic affair with Plaintiff, as there appears to be no reasonable explanation for their travels apart from a romantic relationship," they wrote, according to The Hill.

The Fulton County DA indicted Trump and 18 others under Georgia's Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) in August of last year over Trump's efforts to challenge the 2020 election results in the Peach State. Trump maintains the case is a political witch hunt.

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

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