The House Judiciary Committee announced Friday that it has launched an inquiry into Fulton County Special Prosecutor Nathan J. Wade, the alleged secret lover of Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis.
The two were accused of having an “improper” and “clandestine” relationship in a motion filed Monday by Michael Roman, one of former President Trump’s 18 co-defendants in the DA’s Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act investigation and prosecution.
“Willis and Wade have engaged in a personal relationship both before and after Willis appointed Wade as the special prosecutor in the instant case,” Roman’s motion states. “Willis and Wade were romantically involved prior to Willis awarding a contract for legal services with Wade. It is not entirely clear when the relationship began, but it began while Wade was married.”
The motion accuses Willis and Wade of “profiting significantly” off the prosecution of Trump and his co-defendants for interfering in the 2020 Georgia election.
In a letter addressed to Wade, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) noted that despite this possible conflict of interest, Wade has been paid “more than $650,000—at the rate of $250 per hour—to serve as an Attorney Consultant and later a Special Assistant District Attorney” in the unprecedented and politically motivated prosecution of Trump and his cohorts.
Jordan accused him of spending the money “extravagantly on lavish vacations” with his boss, Fani Willis.
Roman’s bombshell court filing alleged that Wade took “lavish vacations” with Willis to Florida, Napa Valley and the Caribbean, using the payments he’d received from the Fulton County DA’s Office.
Jordan also said Wade may “possess documents and information about the coordination of the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office (FCDAO) with other politically motivated investigations and prosecutions, as well as the potential misuse of federal funds.”
The Judiciary Committee chairman said, “although Ms. Willis has so far refused to cooperate with our oversight of the FCDAO’s coordination with other politically motivated prosecutions, invoices that you submitted for payment by the FCDAO, and made public as part of this court filing, highlight this collusion.”
According to the motion and county records Willis “solely authorized” his compensation, which reached almost $700,000 in 2021-2022 alone, the New York Post reported.
Jordan said this new information seemed to substantiate the House Judiciary Committee’s concerns that “Ms. Willis’s politicized prosecution, including the decision to convene a special purpose grand jury, was aided by partisan Democrats in Washington, D.C.”
He added that the Committee also has “serious concerns about the degree of improper coordination among politicized actors, including the Biden White House, to investigate and prosecute President Biden’s chief political opponent.”
Jordan requested all documents, communications, credit card statements, individualized reimbursement requests, and all contracts and financial arrangements between Wade and the Fulton County DA’s Office related to its investigation into Trump. He gave Wade until January 26 to hand over the information to the House Judiciary Committee.