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The Georgia district attorney who has charged former President Donald Trump with criminal conduct over his challenge of the 2020 election results in the state has admitted to engaging in a personal relationship with the special prosecutor she appointed in the case.
Trump has sought to have Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis disqualified from trying him for alleged election interference and RICO statute violations, among other charges.
One of the former president’s co-defendants in the RICO case alleged Willis engaged in a romantic relationship with special prosecutor Nathan Wade.
Last month, attorneys for Michael Roman, a former Trump campaign official, argued the relationship between the two had tainted the case and moved to have them each disqualified and the case dismissed.
In a 176-page legal filing Friday obtained by NBC News, Willis acknowledged the relationship but claimed there is no conflict of interest.
She argued that “any personal relationship among members of the prosecution team does not amount to a disqualifying conflict of interest or otherwise harm a criminal defendant.”
“Defendants have done nothing to establish an actual conflict of interest, nor have they shown that, in the handling of the case, District Attorney Willis or Special Prosecutor Wade have acted out of any personal or financial motivation,” the filing said.
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