The wife of a Fulton County prosecutor alleged to have a secret affair with District Attorney Fani Willis has accused her estranged husband of stealing money, hiding income, and regularly leaving her in a financial lurch.
The Daily Caller reported on new details emerging from the divorce case of prosecutor Nathan Wade, who one co-defendant of former President Donald Trump has accused of carrying on a romantic relationship with Willis. The Fulton Country district attorney is prosecuting Trump and 17 other individuals with racketeering charges alleging they attempted to overturn the state’s 2020 election results.
Filings by Wade’s wife in the divorce case accuse him of hiding his $700,000 income from her, leaving their joint bank account “routinely overdrawn” despite “the clear inequity in financial circumstances.” The wife has been a stay-at-home mom for 20 years and relied on Wade at that time for financial support.
Wade filed for divorce from his wife one day after beginning his work for DA Willis, according to court filings. By February 2022, three months later, Wade requested that his divorce records be sealed from the public.
Michael Roman, a Trump co-defendant and former campaign official, has asked the presiding judge to dismiss the Fulton County prosecutors because they are romantically linked, irreparably taint the case. In a filing Monday, an attorney for Roman did not cite hard evidence of the relationship but referenced “sources close to both the special prosecutor and the district attorney” and requested the unsealing of the divorce records.
Since indicting President Trump and his colleagues in August of last year, DA Willis has been forced to contend with probes on multiple fronts into whether her prosecution is politically motivated. Critics immediately pointed to a revamped campaign website Willis launched for herself just days before announcing the charges, and Trump himself has alleged that she was previously romantically involved with a gang leader she later prosecuted. House Oversight Chair Jim Jordan (R-OH) has demanded to know whether Willis illegally coordinated her prosecution with Biden Justice Department special counsel Jack Smith. Earlier this week, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) filed a criminal conduct complaint with the Georgia governor and attorney general, alleging DA Willis abused the powers of her office by hiring a romantic partner to support her case against Trump.