Trump rails against Willis, Wade as judge weighs disqualification over relationship

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Former President Trump continued his attacks on the top prosecutors in his Georgia election subversion trial, as the judge prepares to determine if the two will be disqualified from the case due to their once-romantic relationship.

“WHERE DID FANI GET ALL THAT CASH? NO WAY SHE PAID HER LOVE, ‘PROSECUTOR’ NATHAN WADE, BACK,” Trump posed on Truth Social, referring to Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis (D) and special prosecutor Nathan Wade. “SHE MADE UP THE CASH STORY WHEN SHE REALIZED THAT HER ‘SEXCAPADES’ WERE PAID FOR BY THE PEOPLE OF GEORGIA.”

The former president’s post stemmed from a January motion filed by defendant Michael Roman, a Trump 2020 campaign operative and co-defendant in the Georgia election case, who accused Willis of financially benefitting from her relationship with Wade because the two took vacations together.

Judge Scott McAfee heard final arguments Friday from Trump’s lawyers, who have argued Willis and Wade should be removed from the racketeering case because of a conflict of interest that stemmed from their relationship. The judge said he could make a determination within two weeks.

That decision will likely hinge on how he weighs the evidence presented during three days of hearings. Both Willis and Wade took to the witness stand to defend themselves — and while they confirmed their relationship, they claimed they parted ways last summer.

McAfee previously said the romantic allegations “could result” in both of them being disqualified from the case if there was evidence that there was an “actual conflict of interest or the appearance of one.”

In his post online, Trump argued that Willis made up excuses about the money “AFTER SHE GOT CAUGHT.” He continued, saying the prosecutors only “WANTED MONEY AND FAME,” and that’s why they are the top prosecutors in the “Witch Hunt” against him.

The former president also claimed the pair worked with President Biden’s Department of Justice to go after him.

Trump, the current GOP front-runner in the race for the White House, has already pleaded not guilty to the charges, which centers on his alleged attempts to overturn the results of the 2020 election in the state.

“Terrible stuff! THIS CASE MUST BE DROPPED – A GREAT EMBARRASSMENT TO GEORGIA!” he posted on Truth Social.

Friday’s arguments ended the nearly two-month battle surrounding Willis and Wade’s relationship. While McAfee will likely issue his ruling soon on the prosecutors quickly, a delay in the trial still seems likely.

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