The accusations suggest that Willis may have financially benefited from her alleged romantic involvement with Wade. Michael Roman, a Trump campaign staffer charged with election interference alongside Trump, filed a motion seeking the dismissal of his indictment.
Roman also calls for the disqualification of Willis, Wade, and the entire DA’s office from prosecuting the case.
The filing contends that Willis and Wade engaged in a “clandestine personal relationship” during the ongoing case, profiting significantly at the taxpayers’ expense.
While the motion lacks concrete evidence of the alleged romantic involvement and trips, it cites “sources” close to the individuals involved. Roman’s lawyer, Ashleigh Merchant, emphasizes that the motion was filed with careful consideration and investigation.
Wade has reportedly received nearly $654,000 in legal fees since January 2022, authorized by Willis’ office, according to the filing. The motion alleges that the pair took trips together, including visits to Napa Valley and Florida, as well as cruises to the Caribbean funded by Wade.
In response, Willis’ office stated that they would address the allegations through appropriate court filings. The impact of these allegations remains uncertain, but supporters of Trump and conservatives swiftly took to social media to call for Willis’ arrest and resignation.
While some argue that the motion lacks evidence and may be frivolous, others insist on the seriousness of the allegations, emphasizing the need for a thorough investigation into potential misconduct.
“Arrest Fani Willis,” one account posted on X, formerly Twitter.
William Bart wrote: “This is absolutely abhorrent. #FaniWillis is the corruption she and her Democrat ilk accuse Trump of every day. It needs to stop and somebody needs to arrest Fani Willis. Unacceptable.”
Another person wrote: “How far will the Democrats go? It is time to arrest Fani Willis and her associates, Georgia!”
The unfolding situation adds another layer of complexity to the legal proceedings against Trump.