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Fani Willis desperately lashes out at her alleged lover's wife, accusing her of 'obstructing' Trump prosecution
Fani Willis and her alleged lover, Trump prosecutor Nathan Wade. Photo by CHRISTIAN MONTERROSA/AFP via Getty Images

Fani Willis desperately lashes out at her alleged lover's wife, accusing her of 'obstructing' Trump prosecution

Willis also lashed out at defense lawyers in the Trump Georgia case, intimating they were racists.

Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis' election interference case against former President Donald Trump in Georgia appears to be fast degenerating.

In an apparent act of desperation this week, the Black Panther's daughter lashed out at her alleged lover's wife, Joycelyn Wade. The Democrat's lawyers accused Joycelyn Wade in a Thursday court filing of "obstructing" the controversial case against the Republican front-runner and attempting to damage Willis' reputation.

What's the background?

Troubles began to mount for Willis on Jan. 8 when a court motion to disqualify her, filed on behalf of one of Trump's co-defendants, called Willis out for alleged misconduct and possible criminality. It also provided indications there may have been possible coordination between the Biden White House and the Fulton County DA's Office on the case.

The motion specifically accused the Democratic DA of both being embroiled in "an improper, clandestine personal relationship" with Nathan Wade — a married attorney whom she ultimately hired to spearhead the prosecution against Trump in his election interference case — and of "profiting significantly from this prosecution at the expense of taxpayers."

The filing alleged that Wade used Fulton County funds received by his law firm to pay for luxurious international and domestic vacations he supposedly took with Willis.

Willis has not yet explicitly denied the core allegations in the filing, although she did claim before God and an audience of churchgoers Sunday that she had not given preferential treatment to Wade — a claim that does not appear to be entirely true.

Willis' lawyer Andrea Hastings reiterated to the Associated Press this week that any response to the motion will come in a filing with the court, which has yet to happen.

Ashleigh Merchant, the lawyer who filed the motion on behalf of Michael Roman, insinuated there were additional documents of interest in the case file for Wade's divorce proceedings, but she would wait to share the information until a judge unsealed it.

The New York Times reported a hearing concerning the unsealing of the divorce files is set for Jan. 31.

Rising heat

A process server dispatched by Joycelyn Wade, the Trump prosecutor's estranged wife, reportedly showed up at Willis' Atlanta office on Jan. 8 with a subpoena. The subpoena requested that Willis testify at a deposition on Jan. 23 in Nathan Wade's Cobb County divorce case.

The allegations in the motion to disqualify might be of interest in the acrimonious divorce proceedings. After all, Nathan Wade — reportedly paid over $650,000 in legal fees since January 2022 — allegedly began his affair with Willis prior to his appointment as special prosecutor on the Trump case, according to the filing. Wade reportedly did not file for divorce until the day after he entered his contract with the Fulton County DA's Office.

The Jan. 23 deposition is hardly Willis' only problem.

On Thursday, Fulton County Superior Court Judge Scott McAfee scheduled a Feb. 15 hearing to take up the damning accusations of misconduct leveled against Willis, ordering her to respond to the allegations in writing by Feb. 2.

Lashing out at her alleged lover's wife

The Associated Press reported that a lawyer for Willis claimed in a filing Thursday that the subpoena served to Willis' office last week amounted to "an attempt to harass and damage" the Democrat's reputation.

The filing further alleged that Joycelyn Wade "conspired with interested parties in the criminal Election Interference Case to use the civil discovery process to annoy, embarrass, and oppress" Willis.

This is not the first time in recent days Willis has painted herself as the victim.

Blaze News previously reported that during her Sunday address to a congregation at Big Bethel AME Church in Atlanta, Willis characterized concerns over possible impropriety on her part as the product of racial animus and painted herself as a headstrong warrior selected for greatness by God.

"[God,] you did not tell me as a woman of color it would not matter what I did. My motive, my talent, my ability, and my character would be constantly attacked," said Willis. "You cannot expect black women to be perfect and save the world. We need to be allowed to stumble."

Cinque Axam, a lawyer for Willis, suggested in the Thursday filing that attempts to question Willis over her alleged improprieties were "obstructing and interfering" with the Trump case.

Merchant said in a statement obtained by the Associated Press, "Ms. Willis alleges that her deposition is being sought in an attempt to harass and damage her professional reputation. Why would her truthful testimony risk damaging her reputation?"

Merchant further suggested the Democratic DA was trying "to create a conspiracy where none exists," adding that she had filed the motion on the deadline for pretrial motions in the election interference case.

"We believe her filing in Cobb County is just another attempt to avoid having to directly answer the important questions Mr. Roman has raised," wrote Merchant.

In addition to vilifying Mrs. Wade, Willis intimated in an email exchange this week that at least one of the defense lawyers in the Georgia election interference case was a racist, writing, "Some people will never be able to respect African Americans."

The lead lawyer for Trump in Georgia, Steven Sadow, had pressed Willis' team after they failed to respond to his emails. Daysha Young, an executive district attorney in Willis' office, responded, suggesting that she and Willis "are both aware, especially as an African American woman some find it difficult to treat us respectfully," reported the Times.

Willis jumped in, writing, "In the legal community (and the world at large) some people will never be able to respect African Americans and/or women as their equal and counterpart."

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Joseph MacKinnon

Joseph MacKinnon

Joseph MacKinnon is a staff writer for Blaze News.
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