According to a report on Friday, Fulton County, Ga., District Attorney Fani Willis compelled her testimony after refusing to accept subpoenas issued by Republican-controlled House committees via email. The U.S. Marshal Service was forced to hand-deliver these subpoenas, as noted by The Daily Caller. On February 2, the House Judiciary Committee issued a subpoena to Willis, requesting documents related to her potential misappropriation of federal funds in connection with the indictment of former President Donald Trump. Willis declined to accept the subpoena when it was sent electronically, prompting the U.S. Marshals Service to personally deliver it to her, as informed by a source familiar with the incident.
“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 has made a request to Willis to provide all documents and communications regarding the receipt and use of federal funds by the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office from various departments within the Department of Justice. This request comes in light of allegations of corruption and misuse of public funds. In response to these allegations, Georgia Lt. Governor Burt Jones (R) has announced the formation of a new committee to investigate Willis. The committee, consisting of six Republicans and three Democrats, will examine the allegations surrounding Willis’s relationship with prosecutor Nathan Wade and the alleged misappropriation of taxpayer funds.
Willis has admitted to being involved in a relationship with Wade, whom she appointed as a special prosecutor for a case involving election interference. In recent weeks, the Fulton County DA has faced accusations of a romantic relationship with Wade and benefiting improperly from 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.
Attorneys recently reported that they have obtained a witness whose testimony contradicts the denials made by Willis regarding the timeline of her relationship with Wade. This revelation came after Roman’s attorneys filed a motion on January 8, requesting Willis’s disqualification from the case. In response, Willis acknowledged her relationship with Wade in a comprehensive 176-page court filing on February 2.
To further challenge Wade’s claims, Roman’s attorneys identified a friend of Wade who could provide evidence that the relationship began prior to Willis assuming the role of district attorney. This directly contradicts Wade’s affidavit, which was attached to Willis’s filing on February 2, where he stated that the relationship did not commence 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.