A Georgia special prosecutor pressing election interference charges against former President Donald Trump met with Biden White House officials the same day Attorney General Merrick Garland tapped Jack Smith as special counsel over federal charges against Trump, according to newly released court records.
Special prosecutor Nathan Wade, who is allegedly involved in an illicit personal affair with Democratic Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis, met with White House officials in May and Nov. 2022. Wade sent $2,000 invoices to Willis’ office for each meeting.
The Nov. 18, 2022 invoice from Wade for $2,000 bears the note, “Interview with DC/White House.” On the same date, White House Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed Smith as special counsel to investigate allegations that Trump attempted to interfere with the 2020 election results with his remarks to the crowd that later protested at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.
Two days before Smith’s appointment to the federal Trump Jan. 6 case, Wade submitted a Nov. 16, 2022 invoice for the “Jan. 6 meeting and Atty conf.” In addition, Wade sent an invoice to Ms. Willis’ office for a meeting dated May 23, 2022, for work billed as: “Travel to Athens; Conf with WH Counsel.”
Whose fingerprints are all over these lawfare indictments of Trump?
— Victoria Taft, The Adult in the Room, FITF Squad (@VictoriaTaft) January 9, 2024
“We are aware of these damning allegations and are looking into all avenues as to what comes next,” Russell Dye — a spokesman for House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) — told The Washington Times. Republicans who serve on the House Judiciary Committee have long suspected an improper link between Willis and White House officials.
Trump predicted on Tuesday that the revelations would lead to a dismissal of the criminal charges in Georgia. “Totally compromised,” he called the Georgia prosecutor’s case. “The case has to be dropped. They say [Ms. Willis] is in far more criminal liability than any of the other people they’re looking at.”
Sen. Marsha Blackburn posted (R-TN) posted screenshots Tuesday of the relevant documents in a post on X, formerly Twitter, writing, “Fani Willis’ alleged romantic partner/special prosecutor coordinated with the White House while building the political prosecution of Donald Trump. All on the taxpayer dime.”
Fani Willis' alleged romantic partner/special prosecutor coordinated with the White House while building the political prosecution of Donald Trump.
All on the taxpayer dime.
See for yourself: pic.twitter.com/uoctxV3wL8
— Marsha Blackburn (@VoteMarsha) January 9, 2024