The prosecutor in the case against Trump in Georgia admitted to an affair with a lawyer on his team

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The prosecutor in the case against Trump in Georgia admitted to an affair with a lawyer on his team

Fanny Willis, the Georgia prosecutor charged with election interference against former US President Donald Trump, admitted Friday that she had a romantic relationship with the lawyer she hired to work on the high-profile case. .

Citing the relationship between Willis and special counsel Nathan Wade, Trump and two other co-defendants have requested that they be disqualified and the charges dismissed.

Willis called the petition “meritless” in a 176-page brief filed before Fulton County Supreme Court Judge Scott McAfee and urged the magistrate to dismiss it.

The prosecutor said he had no personal relationship with Wade when he was appointed as special prosecutor in November 2021, for which he was reportedly paid more than $650,000.

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Wade, who is going through a divorce, said in an affidavit that he and Willis began a personal relationship in 2022 and that he has “not received any money or personal financial benefit” from his position as special prosecutor.

Trump, the favorite for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination, has pleaded not guilty to charges of participating in a criminal conspiracy to overturn the results of the 2020 election in Georgia, where Democrat Joe Biden won by nearly 12,000 votes. was achieved.

In a message posted Friday on his Truth social platform, Trump said that Willis “admitted to having a sexual relationship with the prosecutor whom he, in consultation with the White House and DOJ, referred to President Donald J. Trump Appointed to ‘catch’.”

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He wrote, “This means this scam has been completely debunked!”

Willis has called for the trial of the former president and his 14 co-defendants to begin on August 5, three months before the November presidential election.

Four co-defendants, including three former Trump campaign lawyers, have already pleaded guilty to reduced charges in deals that kept them from jail.

Trump also faces federal charges for efforts to subvert the 2020 election and the attack on the U.S. Capitol by his supporters on January 6, 2021.

That trial was scheduled to begin in Washington in March, but is likely to be delayed.

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Additionally, Trump and his two eldest sons, Don Jr. and Eric, are on trial in New York for corporate fraud, and the former president was prosecuted in Florida in May for alleged misuse of top-secret documents after leaving White House Have to go. Home.

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