Judge orders unsealing of divorce files involving Georgia’s special prosecutor in Trump case

(Miguel Martinez/Associated Press)

Judge orders unsealing of divorce files involving Georgia’s special prosecutor in Trump case


January 22, 2024

A judge on Monday ordered that court documents be made public in the divorce case involving a special prosecutor hired in the election case against

former president

Trump and others and accused of having an affair with Fulton County

Dist. Atty.

Fani Willis.

Judge said documents should be unsealed in divorce case involving Nathan Wade, who an attorney claims is on the case


inappropriate relationship with Willis. The judge postponed a final decision on whether Willis will face a hearing in the divorce case, but postponed her deposition, which was scheduled for Tuesday.

Willis has defended her hiring of Wade, who has little prosecutorial experience, and has not directly denied a romantic relationship.

Willis was served the subpoena to depose in the divorce case on the day that attorney Ashleigh Merchant, who represents former Trump campaign aide and former White House aide Michael Roman, filed a motion alleging that Willis’ improper relationship and wade was. .

Willis has accused Wade’s estranged wife of trying to hinder her lawsuit against Trump and others over criminal election interference by questioning her in the couple’s divorce proceedings.

In a response filed Friday, an attorney for Joycelyn Wade wrote that Nathan Wade has taken trips to San Francisco and Napa Valley, Florida, Belize, Panama and Australia and Caribbean cruises since filing for divorce, and that Willis was an intended travel partner. for at least some of these trips, as evidenced by the flights he purchased for her to accompany him.

The filing will include credit card statements proving this


Wade, after being hired as special prosecutor, bought plane tickets for him and Willis to travel to Miami in October 2022 and bought tickets in their names to San Francisco in April.

Joycelyn Wade’s filing states that she wants to question Willis about her romantic affair with Nathan Wade, saying there appears to be no reasonable explanation for their travels other than a romantic relationship.

Trump and 18 allies were indicted in Georgia over their efforts to overturn his 2020 election loss in the state, with prosecutors using a statute normally associated with mobsters to charge the former president, lawyers and other aides with a criminal enterprise to keep him in power.


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