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Marjorie Taylor Greene files ethics complaint against Trump case prosecutor over ‘luxury vacations’

By Jake Beardslee · February 8, 2024

In brief…

  • Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene filed ethics complaint against DA Fani Willis over relationship with prosecutor Nathan Wade
  • Greene alleged Willis failed to disclose "luxury vacations" with Wade in violation of law
  • Complaint stems from Trump co-defendant's accusations; Willis's office called relationship proper
  • Greene previously sought Willis's removal from case over alleged "illegal conflict of interest"
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene filed an ethics complaint against the Georgia prosecutor leading the Trump criminal case, alleging she failed to disclose vacations with a prosecutor she had a relationship with.  Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America/Wikimedia

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) filed an ethics complaint on Tuesday against Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis, alleging that Willis did not reveal “luxury vacations” she took with Nathan Wade, a lead prosecutor in the criminal case against former President Trump in Georgia. Greene alleged in the complaint that Willis violated the Georgia transparency law by not disclosing her “suspicious relationships and transactions” with Wade.

The complaint stems from allegations made by Trump co-defendant Mike Roman, who claimed Willis and Wade traveled together to “traditional vacation destinations” like the Caribbean and Napa Valley. Greene suggested Willis should have disclosed any joint spending, but the law she cited requires officials to only report paid speaking engagements and activities related to their duties.

Willis’s office responded that her relationship with Wade began after he was hired, and they split costs for personal trips, according to The Hill. They called Roman’s accusations an attempt to gain media attention. Greene claimed Willis improperly failed to show her financial contributions, but prosecutors insisted the relationship never improperly benefited Willis financially.

Greene called it “a scandal of epic proportions” and said Willis can’t be trusted. She also accused Willis of colluding with the White House, referring to meetings about gathering evidence. This isn’t the first complaint Greene has filed over the relationship, previously calling it an “illegal conflict of interest.” Willis has fought efforts to remove her from the Trump case.