Prosecutor in Trump election case in Georgia reaches ‘temporary agreement’ ahead of divorce hearing

Fulton County District Attorney Nathan Wade has reached a “temporary agreement” and canceled an upcoming hearing in his divorce proceedings, which involve Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis and her Georgia election interference case against former President Donald Trump.

The move comes on the eve of a hearing in the case that could potentially involve the sworn testimony of Wade, who is accused of having an inappropriate relationship with Willis that allegedly resulted in financial gain for both of them.

This development appears to prevent the release of any documents related to the allegations against Wade and Willis that may have arisen at the hearing.

Andrea Hastings, Wade's wife's attorney, told ABC News: “The divorce is moving forward.”

“We still have a lot of work to do and are preparing for a settlement or trial,” Hastings told ABC News.

“The parties, through their counsel, have entered into a preliminary agreement that addresses all issues currently pending before the court,” the order states. “The parties then further agreed that the terms and provisions of this preliminary agreement will not be filed with the court.”

Special Prosecutor Nathan Wade is seen before the start of a hearing in the election interference case against former President Trump at the Lewis R. Slaton Courthouse in Atlanta on January 12, 2024.

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Therefore, the hearing originally scheduled for Wednesday will be cancelled, the order said.

Michael Roman, one of Trump's co-defendants in the Georgia election interference case, wants the charges against him to be dismissed and Willis to be disqualified. He claims she had a “personal, romantic relationship” with Wade from which they both allegedly benefited financially.

Trump, Roman and 17 others pleaded not guilty in August to a sweeping criminal indictment accusing them of attempting to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election in the state of Georgia.

Defendants Kenneth Chesebro, Sidney Powell, Jenna Ellis and Scott Hall then entered into plea deals in exchange for their willingness to testify against other defendants.