Georgia Governor Calls Fani Willis’ Accusations in Trump Election Interference Cases ‘Deeply Troubling’

Atlanta, Georgia – Governor Brian Kemp has expressed concern over the allegations of misconduct made against Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis in the ongoing Trump election interference cases. The governor’s office issued a statement to The Post describing the accusations as “deeply troubling” and calling for evidence to be presented quickly. Additionally, a spokesperson for Kemp suggested that Willis could face a probe by a special commission for her alleged “improper” relationship with Nathan Wade, whom she appointed as a special prosecutor in the case.

Michael Roman, one of Donald Trump’s co-defendants in the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act probe led by Willis, first accused the co-prosecutors of having a “clandestine” relationship in a motion filed earlier this week. Roman’s lawyer, Ashleigh Merchant, claimed that Willis and Wade violated laws regulating the use of public funds and had irreparable conflicts of interest. However, these claims have yet to be proven.

Last year, Governor Kemp signed a bill creating the Prosecuting Attorneys Statewide Qualifications Commission (PAQC) in Georgia. This commission has the authority to investigate complaints against District Attorneys and remove them if there is sufficient cause, including “misconduct in office.” The governor’s office emphasizes the importance of public confidence in the trial and the need for a specific process to investigate such matters.

Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene has recently filed a criminal complaint against Willis, urging Kemp to launch a criminal investigation. However, the commissioners’ terms do not officially begin until July 2024, and the commission will only be ready to receive complaints at that time.

The allegations against Willis and Wade include claims of lavish vacations paid for by Wade using legal fees from the Fulton County DA’s Office. Willis has yet to comment publicly on the allegations, while Wade briefly appeared in court but indicated that his work would be handled by colleagues.

Harvey Silverglate, a lawyer representing one of Trump’s co-defendants, raised concerns about the independence and judgment of the district attorney due to her alleged intimate relationship with Wade. Silverglate also questioned Wade’s lack of experience in his appointment as a special prosecutor.

Overall, the accusations against Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis have raised concerns about the integrity of the ongoing Trump election interference cases in Georgia. As these allegations unfold, it is crucial for public confidence in the trial and the justice system to be restored.