(UnitedHeadlines.com) – A lawyer for Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis was silenced by a judge Jan. 21 during a brief hearing at Cobb County Superior Court.
Attorney Cinque Axam had been arguing about how Willis should not be deposed in special prosecutor Nathan Wade’s divorce hearing. Willis hired Wade, whom she allegedly had an affair with, to oversee the Georgia 2020 election interference case against former President Donald Trump. Axam said Willis was too busy with other legal matters, including the election interference case, and should not be deposed.
He told Judge Henry Thompson how Willis oversees “360-plus lawyers and staff” and “20,000 open cases.” He added that she coordinates “500 hundred or more cases” monthly. Before Axam could continue, Thompson cut him off, stating he needed to narrow his arguments about why Willis lacks “unique personal knowledge” in the case, especially given the allegations of an affair.
Axam stated he believes the information can be retrieved by “other means,” noting the deposition order for Willis arrived around the start of the new year even though the case had been underway for over two years. Willis was subpoenaed for a deposition in Wade’s divorce case after a motion was filed by former Trump campaign staffer Michael Roman’s attorney, Ashleigh Merchant, alleging the romantic relationship between Wade and Willis. Roman, a co-defendant in the Georgia election interference case, is seeking to dismiss the indictment against him.
An attorney for Joycelyn Wade filed court documents that allegedly show Nathan Wade purchased plane tickets in Willis’ name, stating that “apart from a romantic relationship,” there seems “to be no reasonable explanation for their travels.” On Jan. 19, Joycelyn Wade’s attorney filed court papers showing Willis as the “intended travel partner” for trips to Florida, Napa Valley, Australia, San Francisco, Panama and Belize.
Thompson delayed Willis’ Jan. 22 scheduled deposition until after Nathan Wade is questioned later in the month.
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