Georgia legislators have initiated an inquiry into misconduct claims against Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis, with whistleblowers lining up to provide testimony.
State Sen. Bill Cowsert, a Republican, disclosed at a Senate Special Committee on Investigations meeting that DA office employees are keen to testify against Willis, known for prosecuting ex-President Donald Trump for election interference.
Despite the high-profile case, Cowsert emphasized the investigation’s impartiality, stating, “This is not a political witch hunt; this is a quest for the truth,” as reported by Fox 5 Atlanta.
The whistleblowers have accused Willis of misappropriating state and federal funds, mirroring explosive accusations made by Trump co-defendant Michael Roman in January.
Roman accused Willis of maintaining an “improper” relationship with special prosecutor Nathan Wade, who compensated $654,000 in 2022 for his work on the Trump case. He alleged that Wade spent part of his income on extravagant gifts and vacations for Willis, arguing this conflict of interest should bar Willis, Wade, and the DA’s office from handling Trump’s election interference case.
Willis acknowledged a “personal relationship” with Wade but maintained it did not begin until 2022, after his appointment in 2021, thus not affecting the Trump case. Nonetheless, Roman’s lawyers contended in a recent filing that Terrence Bradley, Wade’s former law partner, would confirm the relationship started before Wade’s 2021 hiring, challenging Willis’s timeline.
Willis has dismissed Roman’s claims as “salacious” and aimed at attracting media attention.