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Prosecutor in Trump case in Georgia avoids testimony about Fani Willis after tentative divorce agreement

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Prosecutor in Trump case in Georgia avoids testimony about Fani Willis after tentative divorce agreement

ATLANTA (AP) — The lead prosecutor in former President Donald Trump's election interference case in Georgia reached a tentative agreement with his wife in their divorce proceedings Tuesday and canceled a court hearing Wednesday where he was scheduled to testify about an alleged inappropriate relationship with Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis .

Cobb County Superior Court Judge Henry Thompson said in a court filing that special prosecutor Nathan Wade and his wife, Jocelyn Wade, agreed There was no need for a hearing Wednesday, when Nathan Wade was likely to testify about allegations of a romantic relationship with Willis.

Trump and a co-defendant in the election interference case have cited allegations of a romantic relationship in their efforts to have charges against them dropped.

“The parties, through their attorney of record, have entered into a tentative agreement that addresses all issues currently before the court,” Thompson wrote in a court filing Tuesday.

The details of the agreement were not immediately clear, and Thompson noted that the parties “have further agreed that the terms and provisions of this temporary agreement will not be filed with the court.”

An attorney for Joycelyn Wade said in a statement Tuesday that the agreement addresses issues of temporary support and attorney's fees that were scheduled to be heard in court Wednesday.

“Although this negates the immediate need for a hearing, it does not resolve the case,” said Andrea Dyer Hastings, noting that after more than 26 years of marriage, her legal team was still seeking information from Nathan Wade to divide the couple's assets.

“Our goal is to guide our clients to a fair and equitable divorce resolution – without a political agenda or public scrutiny. We are not associated or dealing with any other case,” she added.

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Michael Roman, one of Trump's co-defendants, initially accused Wade and Willis of an inappropriate relationship.

A court filing this month in Wade's divorce case included credit card statements showing he had purchased plane tickets for Willis to travel together.

Fulton County Superior Court Judge Scott McAfee, who is presiding over the election interference case, has scheduled a Feb. 15 hearing on the allegations and Roman's request to exclude Willis and Wade from prosecution in the case. Willis is also expected to respond to the allegations for the first time this week.

An attorney for Roman, who previously said she had asked the Cobb County judge to unseal the Wades' divorce documents, did not immediately respond to a request for comment Tuesday evening.

Charlie Gile reported from Atlanta and Zoë Richards from New York.

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