Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., is hitting Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis with an ethics grievance on Thursday morning, accusing the Georgia official of misusing public funds and mendacity about it.
Greene, a prime ally of former President Trump, accused Willis of flaunting public disclosure guidelines and prompt that she was doing so with the intention to conceal her relationship with particular prosecutor Nathan Wade.
Willis employed Wade to help her investigation into the previous president over fees associated to pressuring Georgia officers to overturn his 2020 election loss.
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Greene’s four-page grievance to the State Ethics Commission accused Willis of getting “allegedly paid her secret boyfriend a significantly higher hourly rate than another one of her special prosecutors who actually has significant RICO experience.”
She mentioned Wade took an revenue of almost $700,000 and used it for the pair to go on “a luxury Caribbean cruise, a trip to Napa, and other lavish trips.”
Greene argued that Willis, as a public official, is required by state regulation to repeatedly disclose her funds. She accused Willis of not doing so in 2019, 2021 and 2022. Willis’ 2020 submitting is public, nevertheless.
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“This pattern of behavior suggests that Fani Willis’ repeated failure to file such disclosures is intentional, or at least a wanton disregard for her duties and the law,” the congresswoman wrote. “On information and belief, Fani Willis received compensation for travel from her secret boyfriend and special prosecutor, Nathan Wade, to vacation on a luxury Caribbean cruise and a visit to Napa Valley.”
Greene continued, “These disclosures would have allowed the public to discover her inappropriate relationship with her secret boyfriend and special prosecutor Nathan Wade, which has illegally tainted her already spurious prosecution against former President Trump and 18 co-defendants.”
Willis had admitted to having a “personal relationship” with Wade in courtroom paperwork earlier this month, however she denied any impropriety or motive to step other than the Trump case.
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Willis claimed that whereas she and Wade “have been professional associates and friends since 2019,” “there was no personal relationship” between her and Wade in November 2021, on the time of Wade’s appointment.
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She additionally argued in courtroom paperwork that Michael Roman, one in every of Trump’s 18 co-defendants who made the accusations of impropriety, and his attorneys “offer no support for their insistence that the exercise of any prosecutorial discretion (i.e., any charging decision or plea recommendation) in this case was impacted by any personal relationship.”
Fox News Digital reached out to the Fulton County authorities for touch upon Greene’s ethics grievance.
It comes after Greene filed an ethics grievance in opposition to Wade final month.