Fani Willis has been subpoenaed in Georgia's top Trump prosecutor's divorce case

The Fulton County, Georgia, district attorney who filed election interference charges against former President Trump has been subpoenaed in an ongoing divorce case involving a top prosecutor also involved in the matter, according to a court filing obtained by The Hill.

Mike Roman, one of Trump's co-defendants in the case, accused District Attorney Fani Willis (D) earlier this week of having an “inappropriate” romantic relationship with special prosecutor Nathan Wade, an outside lawyer whom Willis hired to work on Trump's prosecution .

The file shows that a legal representative sent the subpoena to testify to Willis through her assistant on Monday. The subpoena was first reported by the Wall Street Journal.

Roman's attorney filed court papers later in the day revealing the bombshell allegation, claiming that “sources close to both Willis and Wade” had indicated that the couple had an “ongoing, personal and romantic relationship.” , which also included vacations together.

Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis speaks in court during a hearing for defendant Harrison Floyd, a leader of the Black Voices for Trump organization, as part of the Georgia election indictment, Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2023, in Atlanta. Fulton County Superior Court Judge Scott McAfee heard arguments Tuesday on a motion to revoke the bond of Floyd, one of former President Donald Trump's co-defendants in the Georgia case related to efforts to overturn the 2020 election. Willis said in a motion filed last week that Floyd attempted to intimidate and contact possible witnesses and his co-defendants, violating the conditions of his release. (Dennis Byron/Hip Hop Enquirer via AP)

The revelation came as part of a motion to disqualify Willis and dismiss the case. It was argued that the set-up constituted an irreparable conflict of interest because Wade had an incentive to prosecute the case in order to continue receiving “lucrative amounts.”

Wade received nearly $654,000 in legal fees in 2022 and 2023 while working on the investigation, county records show.

The Hill has reached out to a spokesperson for Willis for comment. Wade could not be reached for comment.

The application from Roman, a Philadelphia-based political activist who served as director of Election Day operations for Trump's 2020 re-election campaign and faces seven criminal charges, contained no substantive evidence to support the romance allegation.

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Ashleigh Merchant, Roman's attorney, said further evidence supporting the allegation was included in Wade's divorce case. Those documents were sealed, but Merchant filed a motion to unseal them, she said.

Trump made the accusation on social media and after attending a court hearing in his federal election subversion case in Washington, DC on Tuesday.

“You had a very big event yesterday, as you saw in Georgia, where the district attorney is completely compromised. “The case must be closed,” Trump said after the hearing.

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