Representative Cory Mills (R-FL) has sent a letter to the Georgia State Bar General Counsel Paula Frederick to discuss District Attorney Fani Willis and Special Prosecutor Nathan Wade for their “potential violations of rules of professional conduct and potential criminal acts.”
The letter asks if the Georgia State Bar plans to initiate a “comprehensive review” of the alleged affair between Willis and Wade.
Rep. Mills writes, “Reports of an ongoing affair and improper sexual relationship between District Attorney Willis and Special Prosecutor Wade have been widely reported by public media. If true, not only would this be extremely inappropriate for a supervisor and subordinate to have such an intimate relationship, but it would also give rise to possible violations of bias, conflict of interest, and potential kickbacks.”
Furthermore, Rep. Mills questions Wade’s qualifications as he has never tried a federal RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization) case – the charge brought against former President Trump (R) by Willis’ office. It is a requirement under Fulton County’s standard to defend anyone with RICO charges to have tried at least two prior RICO cases.
Thus, Mills states that there is only one apparent conclusion for Wade’s appointment.
“Wade’s alleged sexual relationship with District Attorney Willis provided him with preferential treatment. Specifically, Willis appears to have violated attorney ethics rules, by which she is bound, to appoint her inamorato to the government payroll,” wrote Mills.
Additionally, the Florida congressman alleges that Wade – despite his lack of qualifications – was paid significantly more than other prosecutors due to his alleged relationship with Willis.
Finally, Mills writes that the news concerning Willis and Wade is “grotesque.”
“The reports of misconduct coming out of the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office are grotesque. No one with that much power should even give off a scent that they are misusing it. There are checks and balances put in place to prevent situations like this,” said Mills.
Wade was paid 78.57% more than other attorneys appointed to other cases according to the letter penned by Mills.
With the alleged affair and possible abuse of taxpayer funds at hand, Mills said that Members of Congress have a “constitutional duty” to conduct proper oversight.