Fani Willis’ 10,000 Texts With Nathan Wade Could Unravel Donald Trump Case

Fani Willis’ 10,000 Texts With Nathan Wade Could Unravel Donald Trump Case

The thousands of messages exchanged between Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis and her former boyfriend could cause major problems in the Donald Trump election fraud case in Georgia, a former prosecutor has said.

Trump’s attorney submitted a document in court on Friday which stated that a tech expert has identified over 2,000 phone calls and nearly 10,000 texts between Willis and Nathan Wade, the chief prosecutor in the Trump case.

The former president wants to have Willis removed from the case, claiming she only hired Wade to prosecute it because the pair were in a relationship. If Trump is successful, it could cause a major delay in the case.

Willis said under oath that she and Wade began their relationship only after the indictment of Trump, something the former president’s lawyers say they can disprove using phone records.

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Atlanta Attorney Fani Willis takes the stand as a witness at the Fulton County Courthouse on February 15, 2024 in Atlanta, Georgia. Judge Scott McAfee was hearing testimony as to whether Willis and Special Prosecutor…

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Newsweek reached out to Trump’s lawyers and Willis’ office via email for comment on Wednesday.

The front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination and 18 co-defendants have been accused of conspiring to overturn Joe Biden‘s 2020 election win in Georgia. Trump has pleaded not guilty to all charges and repeatedly said that the case was politically motivated as he is the likely GOP nominee for the White House.

His legal team subpoenaed Wade’s phone records and gave them to a tech expert, who allegedly established that Wade was staying over at Willis’ home long before the Trump case began.

However, the Trump team has not yet obtained the text and social media messages between Willis and Wade, which would likely reveal when their relationship began.

Neama Rahmani, a former federal prosecutor, told Newsweek that the written phone messages between Willis and Wade could place her in a very bad position.

“Wade’s cell site records are strong circumstantial evidence that Willis and Wade’s relationship started before 2022. The thousands of reported phone calls and text messages may be even stronger evidence. Of course, there’s no way to definitively know without reviewing the content of messages, or also doing an analysis of Willis’ cell site records,” Rahmani said.

Rahmani, now president of the West Coast Trial Lawyers legal firm in California, said that Willis “is in the same position as the criminal defendants she prosecutes, having to explain away bad evidence.”

He added that the Willis and Wade relationship, regardless of how Judge Scott McAfee rules on it, “is an unnecessary distraction and has cast a cloud over the proceedings.”

Eric Anderson, counsel at Early Sullivan Wright Gizer & McRae in Los Angeles, California, told Newsweek that Trump’s tech expert has not yet proven that the geolocation of Wade’s phone shows that he was staying over in Willis’ home.

“I would not say that Trump’s detective has irrefutable evidence until it is presented and not refuted. There is still a question on how that alleged data was obtained and, if it was not obtained legally, there is a good chance the judge will not consider it.”

“As we often see with contentions made by Trump lawyers, it is best to wait and see what is argued and in evidence before jumping to a conclusion,” he said.

Judge McAfee held a series of hearings to determine if Willis and her office will be disqualified from the case. Trump and some of his co-defendants not only argued for the removal of Willis’ office, but also for the entire case to be dropped due to what they perceive as a conflict of interest.

However, Willis and Wade have said that their relationship started in the spring of 2022 after Willis hired him and added that neither have financially benefited from it.

McAfee’s hearings to determine if Willis should stay on the case continue this week.

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