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Marjorie Taylor Greene claims ‘conflict of interest’ in prosecution of Trump

By Jake Beardslee · January 11, 2024

In brief…

  • Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene filed criminal complaint against GA DA Fani Willis
  • Allegations stem from claim Willis appointed special prosecutor Nathan Wade improperly
  • Filing by Trump co-defendant Michael Roman alleged romantic relationship between Willis and Wade
  • Greene cites travel, fees as evidence of politicization against Trump before 2024 election
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene has requested a criminal investigation into Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis over allegations she improperly appointed a special prosecutor with whom she allegedly has a romantic relationship in order to politicize the case against Donald Trump.  Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America/Wikimedia

A criminal complaint has been filed by Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) alleging misconduct by Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis, who is prosecuting former President Donald Trump in the Georgia election interference case. Greene, a vocal Trump ally, submitted the referral to Georgia’s governor and attorney general on Wednesday after claims surfaced that Willis may have personally benefited from her appointment of special prosecutor Nathan Wade.

The allegations stem from a court filing by an attorney for Trump co-defendant Michael Roman seeking dismissal of the charges. The filing alleged Willis and Wade have an improper relationship, citing trips together to destinations like Napa Valley and the Caribbean. While Willis has not responded to the claim, Greene argues these travels and Wade’s invoices to the DA’s office for fees like “$700,000 in official funds” and “24 hours on a single day” suggest unlawful politicization of her office against Trump before the 2024 election, according to NBC News.

Quoting Greene’s complaint, “If proven true, these actions reflect Fani Willis’ serious lawlessness, including potential violation of public oath.” However, Roman’s filing did not provide direct evidence of a romantic relationship, only citing “sources with knowledge.” Greene has requested a criminal probe into Willis and Wade’s potentially “illegal conflict of interest.”