Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis informed House Judiciary Chair Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, on Friday that she will not turn over the records he sought from a special prosecutor working in her office, with whom she also allegedly had an affair, citing "confidentiality interests."
In a letter, Willis said Jordan's request to attorney Nathan Wade for records earlier this month violated "principles of separation of powers" and a "respect for the legal protections provided to attorney work."
Jordan sent a letter to Wade on Jan. 12 after a bombshell accusation made by co-defendant Michael Roman in the Georgia case Willis is prosecuting that she and Wade were having an affair, which should result in his case being dismissed.
Jordan and House Republicans became interested when invoices filed by Wade to the Fulton County District Attorney's Office (FCDAO) surfaced showing meetings with the White House that ostensibly involved the case against former President Donald Trump for election interference. Jordan sent the letter to inquire about the potential of "politically motivated investigations and the potential misuse of federal funds."
Wade "forwarded your letter to me as District Attorney for response," Willis wrote.
"Your letter is simply a restatement of demands that you have made in past correspondence for access to evidence in a pending Georgia criminal prosecution," Willis wrote in Friday's letter. "As I said previously, your requests implicate significant, well-recognized confidentiality interests related to an ongoing criminal matter. Your requests violate principles of separation of powers and federalism, as well as respect for the legal protections provided to attorney work product in ongoing litigation."
Jordan in his letter asked Wade for "all invoices, including credit card statements and individualized reimbursement requests, submitted by you or your law partners to the Fulton County District Attorney's Office relating to its investigation of President Trump," and "all contracts and financial arrangements between you and the Fulton County District Attorney's Office relating to its investigation of President Trump."
Wade, who has reportedly been paid at least $654,000 in legal fees by the FCDAO, reportedly purchased airline tickets for himself and Willis to travel together on trips to San Francisco, Miami, and the Caribbean, while they were investigating Trump.
Willis and Wade, among others, are likely to be subpoenaed for a Feb. 15 hearing over their relationship before Fulton County Superior Court Judge Scott McAfee, who will decide whether Willis should be removed from the case.
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