Trump RICO defen­dant says Fani Willis down­played ‘self-deal­ing’ with Wade

Trump RICO defendant says Fani Willis downplayed ‘self-dealing’ with Wade

Ful­ton Coun­ty Dis­trict Attor­ney Fani Willis down­played the alleged “self-deal­ing” by her and spe­cial pros­e­cu­tor Nathan Wade, accord­ing to a court fil­ing Fri­day by a lawyer for a defen­dant in for­mer Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump‘s Geor­gia elec­tion inter­fer­ence case.
Last week, Willis respond­ed for the first time in a motion acknowl­edg­ing that she and Wade had a per­son­al rela­tion­ship but argued that they did noth­ing wrong. But in a Fri­day evening response fil­ing, co-defen­dant Mike Roman’s lawyer claimed that one of Wade’s acquain­tances can tes­ti­fy that the pair began a roman­tic rela­tion­ship ear­li­er than they acknowl­edged and before she hired him to run the sweep­ing rack­e­teer­ing inves­ti­ga­tion.

FILE – Ful­ton Coun­ty Dis­trict Attor­ney …