Nathan Wade Files Order To Seal Docs In Divorce
Former President Donald Trump is facing yet another set of legal troubles as Georgia-based special prosecutor Nathan Wade has been appointed on a racketeering case against him. Wade, who is also alleged to be romantically involved with Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis, is currently embroiled in a legal battle of his own. Recently, he filed a motion to reseal personal and confidential information in his ongoing divorce case.
The documents in Wade's divorce case were originally sealed in February 2022 but were unsealed by Cobb County Superior Court Judge Henry Thompson after a hearing last week. The protective order was deemed to have been improperly entered. In light of the recent unsealing, Wade's attorney argued that the case should be resealed due to the sensitive nature of the parties' financial information and documents.
The main point of contention in the divorce case seems to be Wade's alleged involvement with Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis. Bank statements contained in a recent filing made by Wade's wife revealed that he had purchased tickets in Willis' name for trips to Miami and San Francisco. This revelation has added fuel to the fire of allegations made by a co-defendant of Trump's, claiming that Willis benefitted from a "lucrative" contract she awarded Wade during their alleged romantic relationship.
The next hearing in Wade's divorce case is scheduled for Wednesday and it is expected that he will be required to provide more answers regarding his conduct and finances. This will also give his wife's attorneys the opportunity to question him further.
New: Fulton County special prosecutor Nathan Wade seeks protective order over filings in his divorce case.
A hearing in the divorce case is set for Wednesday, when Wade could face questioning about alleged "improper" relationship with DA Fani Willis. https://t.co/ChkreCpuZB
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Judge Thompson has temporarily blocked Willis' deposition, stating that he will need to hear what Wade has to say before making a determination on whether she will be required to testify. This decision has left the door open for Willis to potentially testify at a later date.
The judge's decision to unseal the documents highlights the ongoing scrutiny of Wade's conduct and financial dealings. It was recently revealed that Wade was contracted to work for Willis' office at a rate of $250 an hour, while the state's top racketeering expert, John Floyd, was only making $200 an hour at the same time. This has raised further questions about the transparency and fairness of the contract awarded to Wade.
Willis has also come under fire for failing to disclose the $477 ticket that Wade purchased for her to travel to Miami on her 2022 financial disclosure. This adds another layer to the mounting evidence that she may have financially benefitted from her relationship with Wade.
In light of these developments, Trump's attorney has moved to join the motion made by Trump co-defendant Michael Roman to have Willis disqualified and the case dismissed. The motion claimed that Willis' conduct in the case and her relationship with Wade have created an unfair and biased environment.
The deadline for Willis to respond to this motion is Friday and it is expected to shed further light on the allegations against her. With Trump's legal troubles already mounting, the addition of the racketeering case and the controversy surrounding Willis and Wade may only add to his legal woes. As the case unfolds and more information is brought to light, the public will be watching closely to see how these developments may impact Trump's legal standing and potential consequences.