In early this year, a participant in the Georgia election case linked to ex-President Donald Trump submitted a legal request, alleging that Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis engaged in a romantic relationship with one of the prosecutors handling the case. In response, Willis accused the attorney of exhibiting racist behavior. Clay Travis, the founder of OutKick, suggested that Willis might potentially face criminal charges.
Lawyers representing Michael Roman, a former Trump campaign official, asserted that Fani Willis is engaged in a romantic relationship with Special Prosecutor Nathan Wade. Wade, a private attorney enlisted by Willis for assistance in the case, was criticized by Roman’s legal team for lacking experience in felony cases despite receiving around $650,000 in legal fees.
Roman’s attorney further claimed that the prosecutor used the funds to take Willis on extravagant vacations. Although concrete evidence of the alleged relationship was not presented, the lawyer contended that other individuals had confirmed it.
On January 14, Fani Willis addressed the congregation at Big Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church during a service dedicated to honoring Martin Luther King Jr. In her speech, she leveled accusations of racist practices against Michael Roman’s legal team. Willis neither affirmed nor denied the alleged romantic connection but described Nathan Wade as a close friend. She revealed that she had engaged the services of three attorneys: a white woman, a white man, and Wade, who is of African American descent.
Willis emphasized Nathan Wade’s comprehensive professional history, which encompasses roles as a prosecutor, criminal defense attorney, and special assistant attorney general. She pointed out that Wade had previously been employed by a Republican in another county, earning a salary almost twice the amount she is currently paying him.
Clay Travis appeared on Fox News’ “The Faulkner Focus” and expressed his belief that Fani Willis could potentially face criminal charges due to “impropriety.” Travis highlighted the DA’s attempt to label the allegations against her and Nathan Wade as race-based, suggesting that this response was prompted by the focus on them. The OutKick Founder responded by questioning whether Willis had similar relationships with the other two individuals, as the reported romantic involvement is the focal point of the controversy.
According to Clay, aside from the reported impropriety, Willis could face additional challenges. He contends that the dissolution of Nathan Wade’s marriage, which allegedly occurred after she hired him, engaged in a romantic relationship, and paid him substantial amounts, could also pose potential repercussions for her.