Georgia prosecutor in Trump case defends himself against allegations of romantic conflict of interest

Fulton County prosecutor Fani Willis, who was accused of having a romantic relationship with a special prosecutor she hired in the Georgia election interference case involving former President Donald Trump and 18 others, responded to the allegations in a deposit.

“District Attorney Willis has no personal conflict of interest that warrants his disqualification personally or from the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office,” the filing states. Adding that the allegations have no basis but rather “fantastic theories and rank speculation.”

The claims against Willis were outlined in a document filed in January by attorney Ashleigh Merchant, who represents Mike Roman. Roman was part of Trump’s 2020 campaign team and is a co-defendant in the Georgia case.

“The motion alleged that Willis and Wade had an inappropriate romantic relationship that created a conflict of interest. The filing seeks to dismiss the case and prohibit Willis, Wade and their offices from pursuing the case,” according to The Associated Press.

Following Merchant’s motion, Judge Scott McAfee, who is overseeing the election interference case, agreed to a Feb. 15 court date to hear allegations regarding Willis’ inappropriate relationships with special prosecutor Nathan Wade, whom ‘she appointed for the case.

Willis asked into her deposit On Friday, McAffee rejected efforts to remove his office from the case without holding a hearing on the grounds that “the motions have no merit.”

“Attorney Willis has no financial conflict of interest that provides a legal basis for disqualification,” he said. “District Attorney Willis has no personal conflict of interest that warrants his disqualification personally or from the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office.”

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