(TheRedWire.com) – In a recent development, former U.S. Attorney Michael Moore, appointed by President Obama, suggested that Fani Willis, the District Attorney of Fulton County, Georgia, should recuse herself from the case against former President Donald Trump involving election interference. This recommendation comes in light of allegations concerning Willis’s purported “improper” romantic involvement with a prosecutor, Nathan Wade, who was appointed as a special prosecutor in the Trump case.
Court filings earlier this month allege that Willis, who has neither confirmed nor denied the claims, appointed Wade, reportedly her romantic partner, to the Trump prosecution team. The documents further claim that Willis benefited financially from this relationship, citing lavish vacations funded by the earnings Wade’s firm received for its role in the case.
Moore commented on the situation, highlighting the potential damage such allegations could inflict on the integrity of the case. He referred to the allegations as an “unforced error” by Willis and likened the potential impact on the case to a series of small, cumulative damages rather than a single, dramatic revelation.
The co-defendant in the Trump case, Michael Roman, who was an official in Trump’s 2020 campaign, has accused Willis and Wade of engaging in an “improper” and “clandestine” affair. He has raised concerns about the affair compromising the case’s integrity and recently requested that the charges against him be dismissed.
Moore, who served as a U.S. Attorney from 2010 to 2015, emphasized the importance of the case over individual roles. He advised Willis to step down to preserve the case’s credibility and prioritize the facts over personal or political interests.
Records from Fulton County indicate that since January 2022, Wade’s firm has received nearly $654,000 in legal fees, a payment authorized by the district attorney’s office, led by Willis.
Additionally, there’s a call for the entire district attorney’s office, including both Willis and Wade, to be disqualified from prosecuting the Trump case.
Trump was indicted by Willis in August and pleaded not guilty to charges related to alleged efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election results in Georgia. The charges include a violation of Georgia’s anti-racketeering law.
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