Report: Fani Willis said to be in 'panic mode' as scandal engulfs office

 January 16, 2024

A new report suggests that Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis is on the verge of imploding after being engulfed in scandal. 

Willis came to national prominence last year after she indicted former President Donald Trump and many of his associates over their actions following the 2020 election.

Willis paid RICO expert less than attorney with no relevant experience

Yet as Fox News reported this week, the district attorney has come under fire in recent days after it emerged that she allowed attorney Nathan Wade to bill her office $250 per hour between November and December 2021.

This is despite the fact that Wade has no experience in trying cases under Georgia's Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act, the law Willis is using to prosecute Trump and his associates.

According to Fox News, Willis is paying attorney John Floyd just $150 even though Floyd is said to have "considerable knowledge" in trying RICO cases.

What's more, Fox News cited Fulton County records as showing that Wade has been paid some $654,000 worth of legal fees since January 2022.

District attorney alleged to have overpaid lover

Further heightening the controversy are allegations from Trump co-defendant Michael Roman that Willis and Wade have been involved in an "improper" and "clandestine" affair.

Fox News also reported last week that Wade billed Fulton County taxpayers for attending a White House meeting in November of 2022 and received $2,000.

That fact did not go unnoticed by Tennessee Republican Sen. Marsha Blackburn, who cited it as evidence that efforts to prosecute Trump are politically motivated.

Willis blames controversy on racism

The New York Post noted that for her part, Willis blamed the controversy on racism while speaking at Big Bethel AME Church in Atlanta on Sunday.

"You cannot expect black women to be perfect and save the world. The Lord is completing us, we are not perfect. We need your prayers, we need to be allowed to stumble. We need grace," she told congregants.

In an op-ed piece published on Monday, RedState contributor Bonchie argued that such remarks are a sign that Willis has entered "full panic mode."

"When you decide to try to throw a former president in jail on specious charges, you better have your own house in order," he wrote.

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