The unsealed court documents, however, did not explicitly mention the affair allegations that have been swirling around, causing a stir in the case that accuses Trump and 18 associates of attempting to overturn the 2020 election results in Georgia.
The judge, while ordering the unsealing, deferred a final decision on whether Willis would be required to undergo questioning in the divorce case, postponing her scheduled deposition set for Jan 23, 2024.
She has accused Wade’s estranged wife of obstructing the election interference case by attempting to involve her in the divorce proceedings.
These affair allegations have raised concerns about the potential impact on the prosecution, with political opponents leveraging the claims to question the case’s credibility and Wade’s qualifications. Trump, the primary target in the case, maintains his innocence, branding the charges as politically motivated.
The subpoena served to Willis for a deposition in the divorce case aligns with allegations brought forth by the defense, suggesting an undisclosed romantic relationship between Willis and Wade.
Documents presented in court indicate that Wade purchased plane tickets in Willis’ name, raising questions about the nature of their association.
Joycelyn Wade’s lawyer argued that Willis possesses “unique personal knowledge” relevant to the divorce case and should be subject to questioning.
However, Willis’ legal team countered, emphasizing that the division of marital assets does not involve Willis, as she does not share any accounts with Nathan Wade.
During the court hearing, Judge Henry Thompson indicated that a decision on whether Willis should be deposed in the divorce case would be contingent on Wade’s forthcoming questioning.
The judge also remarked that the previous sealing of the divorce case without a proper hearing was improper.
While some defendants have pleaded guilty, Trump and others maintain their innocence in the Georgia election interference case.