(TheProudRepublic.com) – A new development in one of the criminal cases brought against former President Donald Trump is adding fuel to the already fiery legal battle surrounding the 2020 election results in Georgia.
Mike Roman, one of the co-defendants in the Georgia election case involving former President Donald Trump is contesting the charges against him through a legal motion that alleges an improper relationship between Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis and special prosecutor Nathan Wade.
Roman, charged alongside Trump and 17 others for their roles in challenging the 2020 election outcome in Georgia, has rejected a plea deal and is pushing back through legal channels.
His attorneys allege in the motion that Willis had a romantic relationship with Wade, who is a private attorney with no prior prosecution experience and was appointed as a special prosecutor without proper authorization.
Furthermore, the motion claims that county funds were used for personal vacations for Willis, facilitated by Wade’s law firm through potentially fraudulent payments.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that the motion filed on behalf of Roman seeks not only the dismissal of the charges against him but also the disqualification of Willis, Wade, and the entire District Attorney’s office from further involvement in the case.
The allegations in the motion, however, reportedly lack concrete proof of the romantic ties between Willis and Wade, relying instead on claims from “sources close to both the special prosecutor and the district attorney.”
According to Roman’s filing, the supposed romantic relationship between Willis and Wade began before Wade’s appointment as special prosecutor. The motion includes allegations of joint travels to destinations like Napa Valley and Florida, and Caribbean cruises, although it lacks documentation for these claims.
The response from Willis’s office to these allegations has been to indicate that any response will come through legal filings rather than media statements. As of now, neither Willis nor Wade has publicly disputed the allegations.
In addition to these personal relationship claims, Roman’s filing questions the legality of Willis’s appointment as the special prosecutor. It argues that both Willis and Wade have benefitted financially from the prosecution, violating laws regulating the use of public funds and ethical standards. This, the motion claims, should lead to their disqualification from the case.
The handling of the Georgia election case by Willis’s office has faced scrutiny and criticism for various reasons, including a leaked draft indictment and reliance on questionable sources of information.