(TheProudRepublic.com) – As damning revelations about Georgia DA Fani Willis persecuting Donald Trump have scandalized her office, the former president is now going after her by joining a co-defendant’s motion to disqualify the prosecutor and dismiss the entire Georgia election fraud case.
On Thursday, Trump’s defense team took steps to align himself with a motion filed by Michael Roman, one of the more than a dozen defendants alongside the former president in the racketing case in Georgia, in which Willis has claimed the subversion of the 2020 election in the state.
In a motion dated January 8, co-defendant Michael Roman accused Willis of providing a financially rewarding contract to her supposed romantic partner, special prosecutor Nathan Wade.
Roman alleged that Willis enjoyed personal benefits from this relationship, including vacations funded through the income Wade earned from his role, The Daily Caller reports.
Trump’s legal team, endorsing Roman’s motion, says a speech Willis gave at Big Bethel AME Church claiming she and Wade were the victims of “racism” is a “glaring, flagrant, and calculated effort to foment racial bias into this case.”
“The awesome power to prosecute ought never to be manipulated for personal or political profit,” the former president’s lawyers state.
“In addition to the extensive misconduct alleged in Roman’s motion, the DA did just that in her speech by wrongfully inserting racial animus into this case to publicly denounce and rebuke the defendants, and to defend her personal and political reputation against the numerous and diverse allegations Roman made in his court filing,” their motion adds.
“The DA’s provocative and inflammatory extrajudicial racial comments, made in a widely publicized speech at a historical Black church in Atlanta, and cloaked in repeated references to God, reinforce and amplify the ‘appearance of impropriety’ in her judgment and prosecutorial conduct,” the Trump team elaborates.
Moreover, Willis incorrectly stated during her speech that all three special prosecutors in the case were paid equally.
The Caller report cites documents revealing disparities in their compensation.
John Floyd, a top Georgia racketeering expert, was paid $200 per hour as of May 2023, whereas Wade received $250 per hour.
“The motion filed today on behalf of President Trump seeks to hold District Attorney Willis legally accountable both for her misconduct alleged in a motion filed by Mr. Roman as well as her extrajudicial public statements falsely and intentionally injecting race into this case,” commented Steve Sadow, lead defense counsel for President Trump.