The former lead attorney in the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump called for one of the prosecuting attorneys in the Georgia election case to step down. The comments came after it was revealed that Nathan Wade likely had an affair with Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis (D).
Norm Eisen had served as special counsel for the House Judiciary Committee for the first impeachment trial of Trump. He told national media that concerns over the alleged relationship between Willis and Wade could lead to major issues for the current prosecution of the former president.
Willis is currently the lead prosecutor against Trump, alleging that the former president acted improperly after the November 2020 election.
Eisen said that if he was asked, he would reply that “no matter the law, discretion is the better course of valor.” The former special counsel added that Willis and Wade’s alleged affair was “unwise.” However, he said that there is currently no legal recourse to remove Wade from the case.
The comments came after revelations that Wade had paid for travel and gifts for Willis.
My message to Fani Willis is this:
The Lord did not cause you to stumble into $600K in taxpayer money because you're sleeping with the lead prosecutor.
The case should be thrown out.
There's prosecutorial misconduct.
Fani knows she's wrong.
Fani should be REMOVED & DISBARRED. pic.twitter.com/aZ4QSWZXQp
— Byron Donalds (@ByronDonalds) January 20, 2024
News of the alleged affair came from divorce records filed by Wade’s wife. These included trips to a hotel in the Napa Valley as well as another two-night hotel stay, as well as flowers. Wade also allegedly spent $2,600 for at least two cruises and a hotel stay in Aruba with Willis.
The divorce records were revealed after a co-defendant in the Trump case, Mike Roman, requested their release. Roman said that the charges against him should be dropped due to the “improper” and “clandestine” alleged affair between the two prosecutors.
The concern has reached other parts of Georgia politics, with Fulton County’s commissioner calling for Willis to release information about Wade’s current position as special prosecutor in the current case against Trump.
So far, Wade has made more than $650,000 working on the prosecution of the former president.
Trump has also been highly critical of the Fulton County district attorney during the course of the current proceedings.