The Georgia State Senate has voted 30-19 to establish a committee to investigate Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis.
The special committee will investigate allegations that Willis had an improper relationship with Nathan Wade, special prosecutor in the Donald Trump election interference case.
“Georgia State Senate just voted to CREATE A SPECIAL COMMITTEE to investigate Fani Willis.. It will be comprised of 3 Dems. 6 Republicans and will have FULL SUBPOENA POWER with the ability to DEMAND testimony under oath. Votes were 30-19 in favor of the special committee,” Chuck Callesto writes.
BREAKING REPORT: ⚠️ Georgia State Senate just voted to CREATE A SPECIAL COMMITTEE to investigate Fani Willis..
It will be comprised of 3 Dems. 6 Republicans and will have FULL SUBPOENA POWER with the ability to DEMAND testimony under oath.
— Chuck Callesto (@ChuckCallesto) January 26, 2024
“District Attorney Fani Willis has coordinated with the Biden White House to keep President Trump out of the White House. This targeting is beginning to smell of collusion and conspiracy. Justice needs to be served,” Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ) said.
District Attorney Fani Willis has coordinated with the Biden White House to keep President Trump out of the White House.
This targeting is beginning to smell of collusion and conspiracy.
Justice needs to be served. pic.twitter.com/lzhpdwJoRi
— Rep Andy Biggs (@RepAndyBiggsAZ) January 26, 2024
The Georgia state Senate on Friday passed a resolution creating a special committee to investigate Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis amid allegations of an improper affair with her lead prosecutor in the 2020 election subversion case against former President Donald Trump.
The resolution, which cleared the GOP-controlled state Senate 30-19, allows the special committee to subpoena people and evidence while putting witnesses under oath for their testimonies. At the end of its investigation, the committee will submit a report “that will recommend any changes to either legislation or appropriations,” according to state Sen. Greg Dolezal, who introduced the resolution.
“This resolution is about an officer of the state of Georgia, within a subdivision of the state of Georgia, and how they are using state funds,” Dolezal said on the Senate floor. “This falls squarely within what we should be talking about and what we should be addressing.”
The allegations against Willis and Nathan Wade first surfaced in a 127-page court filing earlier this month by former Trump 2020 campaign official Mike Roman, who was indicted over his role in the fake electors plot in Georgia.
Roman alleges that Wade is romantically involved with Willis and used money he billed the district attorney’s office for his work on the case to take her on lavish vacations.
Willis and Wade have not directly addressed the accusations, and the Fulton County district attorney’s office has not yet commented on the allegations specifically. The judge overseeing the case against Trump has given Willis until the end of next week to reply in writing to the allegations to the court.
State Rep. Charlice Byrd (R-Woodstock) a 6-term incumbent from Cherokee County, introduced H.R. 872 to impeach Fani Willis, claiming she has used her office not to pursue justice but for political gain.
🚨BREAKING: By a 30-19 vote, the Georgia State Senate has just authorized the establishment of a committee to investigate Fulton County DA Fani Willis and special prosecutor Nathan Wade following allegations the two were involved in an illicit affair involving taxpayer funds. pic.twitter.com/k40cQPUgrl
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) January 26, 2024
Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis’ week just got worse after Georgia state Representative Charlice Byrd introduced a resolution to impeach the federal prosecutor.
Willis has been making headlines ever since she took up the election subversion case against former president Donald Trump and 18 other co-defendants. In August 2023, the former president and his co-defendants were indicted in Georgia in connection to allegations that they conspired to overturn the state’s 2020 presidential election results. Trump has pleaded not guilty to all charges in the case.
Byrd, a Republican and ally to Trump, shared a statement from Georgia’s House of Representatives on X, formerly Twitter, on Friday. The statement announces that Byrd introduced impeachment articles against Willis, “claiming she has used her office not to pursue justice but for political gain.”Advertisement
The statement frames the Georgia election subversion case as Willis going after the former president and his alleged co-conspirators “for their constitutional right to question the integrity of the 2020 election count.”
“Willis also has come under scrutiny for possible conflict of interest in hiring a potential paramour in the case against Trump,” the statement said.
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