Friday, March 15, 2024

BREAKING: Nathan Wade Withdraws as Special Prosecutor in Trump's Georgia Case, Fani Remains

By Jennifer Van Laar |

Alyssa Pointer/Pool Photo via AP

Hours after Judge Scott McAfee ruled that the only way Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis could continue her prosecution of Donald Trump was if Special Prosecutor/Willis' boyfriend Nathan Wade wasn't involved, Wade tendered his resignation to his lover.

From the AP:

Wade offered his resignation in a letter to Willis, saying he was doing so “in the interest of democracy, in dedication to the American public and to move this case forward as quickly as possible.”

Willis accepted Wade’s resignation, effective immediately. She complimented his “professionalism and dignity,” saying he has “endured threats against you and your family, as well as unjustified attacks in the media and in court on your reputation as a lawyer.”

Sorry, Fani, the attacks are entirely justified.

Again, from AP (and if they're covering it this way, that's a significant blow to Willis' credibility in the mainstream media):

McAfee did not find that Willis’ relationship with Wade amounted to a conflict of interest that should disqualify her from the case. However, he said, the allegations created an “appearance of impropriety” that infected the prosecution team.

The judge also criticized Willis for a “tremendous” lapse of judgment and questioned the truthfulness of Willis and Wade’s testimony about the timing of their relationship.

In the wake of Friday's ruling, Trump's legal team has already promised to "use all legal options available as we continue to fight to end this case, which should never have been brought in the first place."