Former President Donald Trump has called for the dismissal of the 2020 election case against him in Georgia, citing allegations of ethics violations against prosecutor Fani Willis. A co-defendant in the case accused Willis of having an “improper” romantic relationship with a special prosecutor she hired, Nathan Wade, and claimed financial benefits from the relationship. The allegations were included in a motion filed on behalf of a former Trump campaign official, seeking the dismissal of charges. Trump argued that the case should be dropped as it is compromised and illegal. Willis charged Trump in August with various counts related to alleged efforts to overturn the 2020 election in Georgia.
The motion filed on behalf of the co-defendant, Michael Roman, claimed an ongoing personal relationship between Willis and Wade and requested the disqualification of the entire district attorney’s office from prosecuting the case. County records showed that Wade received nearly $654,000 in legal fees authorized by Willis. Trump, who pleaded not guilty to the charges, faces legal challenges in multiple jurisdictions, including New York City, Florida, and Washington, D.C. In a separate federal case related to the 2020 election, Trump’s attorneys argued for presidential immunity, claiming that the charges against him fall outside the scope of a president’s official duties. The trial in that case is currently on pause as Trump’s legal team appeals the issue of presidential immunity.