A Georgia judge made a gutsy move by deciding to unseal the divorce proceedings of Fulton County special prosecutor Nathan Wade. Wade is the big cheese leading the election interference case against our beloved former President Donald Trump. This decision comes in the midst of fishy complaints that Wade and District Attorney Fani Willis had a little thing going on while they were steamrolling their case against Trump.
BREAKING: A Cobb County judge unsealed the divorce records of a top prosecutor in Fulton County’s election interference probe, allowing the public to sift through personal information that could involve his boss and alleged romantic partner, DA Fani Willis.https://t.co/N3v1nurBMU
— Atlanta Journal-Constitution (@ajc) January 22, 2024
Superior Court Judge Henry Thompson, a true hero of justice, flexed his judicial muscles on Monday, weighing whether to enforce a subpoena slapped on Willis as part of her top prosecutor’s divorce case. This subpoena was handed out amid allegations that she and Wade were getting a little too cozy while prosecuting the case against Trump. It looks like the truth is coming to light finally.
In a dazzling turn of events, Judge Thompson ruled on Monday that the case had been improperly sealed and decided to crack it wide open. You can find all the juicy details of this drama under case number “21108166.” Willis’s deposition in the divorce case was supposed to happen on Tuesday, but Thompson, the grand master of ceremonies, ordered a delay before the noon break on Monday for some extra thinking time.
Willis isn’t too thrilled about all this poking and prodding into her personal business. She’s throwing a fit, claiming that the deposition would be “outside the scope of discovery” in the divorce matter and amounts to an “attempt to harass and damage her professional reputation.” Oh, cry us a river, Willis!
Last week, a filing from the previously sealed divorce case was leaked to the press, and oh, boy, did it make a splash! The filing revealed Wade’s credit card transactions, exposing that he and Willis went on a luxurious Royal Caribbean cruise together in October 2022 and he paid for at least two of her flights. It sounds like a little love boat escapade to us.
Fulton County Commissioner Bob Ellis, the head honcho of the county’s audit committee, didn’t waste any time stirring the pot. He sent a letter to Willis, asking whether she engaged in a “romantic relationship” with Wade, “misused” county funds, and “accepted valuable gifts and personal benefits from a contractor/recipient of County funds.” It seems like the commissioner smells something fishy here and it’s not the seafood buffet from the Royal Caribbean cruise.
Just when you thought the drama couldn’t get any better, a recent motion by one of Trump’s co-defendants, Mike Roman, threw even more dirt into the mix. He claimed that Willis benefitted from Wade’s contract by joining him on several lavish vacations. The motion wants to give the indictment the old heave-ho and have Willis and Wade removed from the case. You can grab your popcorn because there’s a hearing scheduled for Feb. 15, and it’s going to be live-streamed for everyone to see the fireworks.