Fulton County, Georgia District Attorney Fani Willis is facing increasing pressure as allegations of an affair with a subordinate emerge. The judge overseeing the election fraud case against former President Donald Trump has now initiated an investigation into Willis’ alleged misconduct. It is reported that she and her lead prosecutor were involved in an improper relationship and mishandled taxpayer funds. Fulton County Superior Court Judge Scott McAfee has given Willis until February 2nd to respond to these accusations.
If the investigation proceeds, it may require the district attorney to address the matter in televised court proceedings. This could potentially jeopardize her case against Trump and his codefendants, as well as inflict significant harm on her political career.
In addition, Willis has taken steps to prevent her involvement in the divorce case of the prosecutor she is accused of having an affair with, Nathan Wade. She has filed a motion to block a subpoena that would require her testimony.
On Sunday, Willis made an appearance at a historically black church, where she seemingly attempted to address the issue.
“God, why would you send this imperfect and very flawed person up to that position?” she said at the Big Bethel AME Church. “God, you did not tell me my home would be swept multiple times for bombs or that most days and nights that I would spend them in isolation because that was the safest place to be. You forgot to mention, Lord, that I would have to abandon my home. You forgot to mention the loneliness of this position. And you certainly didn’t tell me about the stress.”
She subsequently seemed to employ both the race and gender factors as though they were the cause for the scrutiny she was encountering.
“I appointed three special counsel, which is my right to do. Paid them all the same hourly rate. They only attack one,” she said.
Georgia’s Republican Governor, Brian Kemp, has dismissed a request from a member of the state’s congressional delegation to initiate an inquiry into Willis, following serious allegations of misconduct in her handling of Trump’s prosecution.
In a statement provided to Breitbart News, Kemp stated that the “complaint” made by Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) should be directed to the state’s oversight committee.
“Kemp’s failure to act means Willis will be able to continue interfering in the 2024 presidential election by prosecuting Trump,” Breitbart News stated.
“The Congresswoman has every right to refer her complaint to the oversight commission once the legislative process concludes this session and the commission begins full operations,” a Kemp spokesperson told Breitbart News. “Just last year, the Georgia General Assembly laid out a specific oversight process for district attorneys that is transparent and unbiased, which the governor supported and signed into law.”
During his presence at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Kemp expressed his concern over the accusations against Willis, stating that they are of great concern.
“These allegations are deeply troubling and evidence should be presented quickly,” the spokesperson added. “Georgians must have confidence in our legal system and its procedures, and these allegations — in addition to the lack of direct response from District Attorney Willis — jeopardize that confidence.”
Greene lodged an official grievance with Kemp and the Republican attorney general, Chris Carr. Greene urged them to investigate claims of political favoritism by Willis, a Democrat, concerning the disbursement of approximately $700,000 to Wade, whom she has been accused of being romantically involved with.
Furthermore, Greene asserted that if the allegations hold true, it would expose “Fani Willis’ grave disregard for the law, potentially including a breach of her public oath,” along with other Georgia statutes.
According to Republicans who have close ties to the ex-president, Kemp could potentially take independent action if he so desired.
“That’s bullshit,” Mike Davis, a Republican operative close to Trump’s world, told Breitbart. “He has statutory power right now to order a criminal investigation.”