Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis is once again making headlines, and this time it’s for her questionable spending of public funds. Documents obtained by the Daily Caller News Foundation reveal that Willis hired the law partner of her alleged lover, Christopher Campbell, to work for her office at a rate of $150 an hour. Now, this raises some serious eyebrows among legal experts who are questioning the ethics and integrity of her decision.
Campbell, a partner at Wade & Campbell Firm, has already received a whopping $126,070 from the Office of the District Attorney since 2021. He was hired by Willis to provide services as a “Taint Attorney,” reviewing privileged evidence in cases. But the real kicker is that Willis appointed Campbell’s partner, Nathan Wade, to serve as a special prosecutor in a case against none other than former President Donald Trump. And get this, Wade is alleged to be Willis’ boyfriend. Talk about a conflict of interest!
"The circumstances surrounding the contracts raise concerns about Willis’ allocation of funds."
Fani Willis Handed Lucrative Contracts To Her Alleged Lover’s Law Partner. It’s Starting To Raise Eyebrows.https://t.co/5wptm8Yb3f
— 🇺🇲Salty Texan (@texan_maga) January 19, 2024
According to a motion filed by one of Trump’s co-defendants, Willis awarded Wade a “lucrative” contract without securing approval from the Fulton County Board of Commissioners. And it doesn’t stop there – the motion also alleges that Wade used the money he earned from the position to take Willis on trips and cruises. This is some serious shady business going on here.
Legal experts are voicing their concerns about Willis’ misallocation of funds. John Malcolm, a former deputy assistant attorney general, points out that not only did Willis mislead the county commissioners about the intended use of the funds, but she also enriched Wade’s law firm in the process. This is not only a breach of trust, but it’s also potentially illegal.
What makes matters even worse is that Willis hired three outside attorneys to work on the Trump case, including Wade, John Floyd, and Anna Cross. While Willis claims that she paid all three the same hourly rate, billing statements obtained by the Daily Caller News Foundation reveal that Floyd was actually paid a lower rate than Wade. So not only is there favoritism towards Willis’ alleged lover, but there’s also a discrepancy in how these attorneys are being compensated.
But the cherry on top of this whole mess is Campbell’s role as a “First Appearance Attorney.” This means that he represents the District Attorney’s Office at a defendant’s First Appearance hearing, a relatively simple task. Why on earth does Willis need to pay a private lawyer for this job when she already has Assistant DAs on her payroll who could easily handle it? It’s a waste of taxpayer money and a clear conflict of interest for Campbell to be playing both sides.
In the end, there are just too many questions and not enough answers. Willis has some serious explaining to do, and the public deserves transparency and accountability from their elected officials. This whole situation reeks of corruption and nepotism, and it’s a disgrace to the democratic system. Fulton County deserves better than this.