Fulton County, Ga., District Attorney Fani Willis forced the U.S. Marshal Service to hand-deliver subpoenas issued by Republican-controlled House committees, compelling her testimony after she refused service of them via email, a report noted on Friday.
The Daily Caller reported that the House Judiciary Committee issued a subpoena to Fani Willis on February 2, requesting documents relevant to her potential misappropriation of federal funds concerning her indictment of former President Donald Trump. Willis declined to accept the subpoena when it was sent via email, leading the U.S. Marshals Service to deliver it to her in person, a person familiar with the incident told the outlet.
“Why wouldn’t Fani Willis just accept service like everyone else? Making the U.S. Marshal’s Service use taxpayer money to do this is a complete waste of time and resources. But we shouldn’t be surprised when it comes to her office,” a source familiar with the situation told the outlet.
The House Judiciary Committee demanded that Willis provide all documents and communications about the receipt and utilization of federal funds by the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office from the Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, and Office of Community Oriented Policing Services.
Following reports of alleged corruption and misuse of public funds, Georgia Lt. Governor Burt Jones (R) has revealed the members of a new committee tasked with investigating Willis. The bipartisan committee, consisting of six Republicans and three Democrats, will delve into allegations surrounding Willis’s relationship with a prosecutor she hired, Nathan Wade, as well as the purported misappropriation of taxpayer funds.
Willis acknowledged being involved in a relationship with Wade, whom she appointed as a special prosecutor for the election interference case involving Trump. Over recent weeks, the Fulton County DA has faced accusations of being romantically involved with Wade and of improperly benefiting from lucrative contracts awarded to him by her office.
“Fani Willis, the D.A. of Fulton County, just admitted to having a sexual relationship with the Prosecutor she, in consultation with the White House and DOJ, appointed to ‘GET PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP,’” Trump posted to his Truth Social platform after Willis admitted to being in a relationship with Wade.
“By going after the most high level person, and the Republican Nominee, she was able to get her ‘lover’ much more money, almost a Million Dollars, than she would be able to get for the prosecution of any other person or individual. THAT MEANS THAT THIS SCAM IS TOTALLY DISCREDITED & OVER!” he added.
Meanwhile, in a 122-page filing submitted by Michael Roman’s attorneys late last week, they claim they have a witness whose testimony challenges the denials made by Willis regarding the timeline of her relationship with Wade after their relationship allegedly began following her appointment of him as a special prosecutor in the investigation concerning Trump’s efforts to challenge the 2020 election results in Georgia.
In response to a motion by Roman’s attorneys filed on January 8 seeking her disqualification from the case, Willis acknowledged her relationship with Wade in a 176-page court filing on February 2.
Roman’s attorneys named a friend of Wade who could corroborate that the relationship began before Willis assumed the role of the district attorney, contradicting claims made by Wade in an affidavit attached to Willis’s filing on February 2, wherein he asserted that the relationship did not begin before 2022.
“Willis and Wade claim they did not have a personal, romantic relationship before Willis appointed Wade as a special prosecutor, but Terrence Bradley (‘Bradley’) will refute that claim,” Roman’s attorney, Ashleigh Merchant, said in the filing, according to the Daily Caller.
“Bradley is an attorney and a member of the Georgia Bar. Bradley and Wade were friends and business associates. Bradley has non-privileged, personal knowledge that the romantic relationship between Wade and Willis began before Willis being sworn as the district attorney for Fulton County, Georgia, in January 2021,” the filing continued, per the outlet.