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Fani Willis Faces New Obstacle In Bid To Keep Her Job: Report

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Embattled Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis is facing another round of trouble as she fights to stay on the case she brought against former President Donald Trump and, more broadly, her job.

Newsweek reported Wednesday that she’s now facing a “special meeting” on March 7 related to a pair of ethics complaints filed against her.

The meeting comes as she battles allegations that she had an improper affair with a special prosecutor she hired to help her with the case, Nathan Hale, who was paid nearly $700,000 in taxpayer funds as the two of them took extended trips and vacations together.

A Georgia grand jury indicted Trump and 18 co-defendants in August.

They face criminal racketeering accusations for their alleged efforts to overturn the state’s electoral outcomes in the 2020 election, which saw Joe Biden emerge victorious, as Newsweek noted.

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The accusations against Willis surfaced when Michael Roman, one of Trump’s co-defendants in the case, submitted a motion three weeks ago. Roman claimed that Wade and Willis were romantically involved during the Trump investigation. He further alleged that the special prosecutor and district attorney had been “profiting significantly from this prosecution at the expense of the taxpayers.”

As the case continues, Willis and her office have encountered stiff opposition concerning the allegations. Trump and his co-defendants contend that all charges should be dropped, alleging misconduct on the part of Wade and Willis.

Newsweek noted further: “The Fulton County Board of Ethics will take up two other ethics complaints against Willis, which will be addressed during a ‘special meeting’ on March 7. Greg Mantell, founder of the Substack blog Investigative News Service, is said to be the source of one of the complaints that will be addressed in March, along with Steven Kramer’s complaint. This comes after Mantell accused Willis of several ethics violations relating to Roman’s filing in a letter to the Fulton County Board of Ethics in January, which Newsweek had previously seen.

“I wish to file a formal ethics complaint against Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis for several violations of the Ethics Code,” he said.

He added he requested Willis’s expense reports in 2021, 2022, and 2023, all contracts and payments to Wade in 2021, 2022, and 2023, and records about $14.6 million in awards from the Department of Justice.

Georgetown University law school professor and Fox News contributor Jonathan Turley broke down Willis’ courtroom testimony from last week following allegations that she had an improper relationship with a special prosecutor she hired to help with her case against former President Donald Trump.

Turley addressed claims that Willis and the prosecutor, Nathan Wade, made false statements to the court about the beginning of their relationship, as well as allegations that they used public funds to take opulent vacations together.

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“The astonishing thing about this is that you have two prosecutors accused of filing false statements in court,” said Turley.

“Mr. Wade is accused of answering interrogatories falsely. And Willis is accused of making false statements in her filings. That’s what they’re prosecuting defendants in the case fo,” Turley added.

“My question is, will he refer these two to the bar? There are allegations of false statements being filed. Their testimony did not help in that respect. And so will [Judge Scott McAfee] say, ‘Look, I’m going to suggest that one or both of you remove yourselves or maybe even order it, but I am also going to ask the bar to look into these allegations’?”

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Roman’s attorneys claimed in a 122-page filing earlier this month that they had a witness whose testimony contradicted Willis’ denials regarding the timeline of her relationship with Wade after she claimed it started after she appointed him as a special prosecutor in the investigation into Trump’s attempts to challenge the results of the 2020 election in Georgia.

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