Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis had an “improper” and “clandestine” relationship with the married special prosecutor who assisted in securing the Georgia grand jury indictment against former President Donald Trump, a co-defendant in the election interference case alleged Monday.
The bombshell court filing made by former Trump 2020 campaign official Michael Roman argues that Willis should be disqualified from the case and the charges against him dropped because “the district attorney chose to appoint her romantic partner, who at all times relevant to this prosecution has been a married man” to the case.
Roman contends that Nathan Wade, a private attorney with the Atlanta-based Wade & Campbell Firm, used some of the nearly $654,000 in legal fees that he’s been compensated for by the Fulton County DA’s office for his work on the Trump case to take Willis on lavish vacations to “Napa Valley, California, Florida and the Caribbean.”
“Mr. Roman … moves the Court for an order disqualifying the district attorney, her office, and the special prosecutor from further prosecuting the instant matter on the grounds that the district attorney and the special prosecutor have been engaged in an improper, clandestine personal relationship during the pendency of this case, which has resulted in the special prosecutor, and, in turn, the district attorney, profiting significantly from this prosecution at the expense of the taxpayers,” the 127-page filing states.
“Accordingly, the district attorney and the special prosecutor have violated laws regulating the use of public monies, suffer from irreparable conflicts of interest, and have violated their oaths of office under the Georgia Rules of Professional Conduct and should be disqualified from prosecuting this matter,” it continues.
Roman’s filing claims that “sources close to both the special prosecutor and the district attorney” have confirmed that Willis and Wade had an ongoing fling, and that Wade filed for divorce in Cobb County, Ga., “a day after his first contract with Willis commenced” in November 2021.
“In addition, the district attorney and the special prosecutor have been seen in private together (in a personal relationship capacity) in and about the Atlanta area and believed to have co-habited in some form or fashion at a location that neither of them owned,” the filing alleges.
The motion argues that Willis’ failure to disclose her alleged relationship with Wade while paying him for his work on the Trump case with funds that he allegedly used to vacation with the DA could amount to honest services fraud as well as “a predicate act which could result in a RICO charge against both the district attorney and the special prosecutor.”
Trump, 77, and Roman were both hit with racketeering charges in Willis’ case against them and 17 other co-defendants under Georgia’s Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO).
Roman served as the Trump re-election campaign’s director of Election Day operations in 2020.
In the wake of the former president’s 2020 loss, Roman allegedly joined an effort to put forward slates of pro-Trump “fake electors” to reject President-elect Joe Biden’s victories in key swing states such as Arizona, Georgia, Michigan and Nevada.
He was charged with seven felony counts last August by the Georgia grand jury convened by Willis.
Wade and the Fulton County DA’s office did not immediately respond to The Post’s requests for comment.