Georgia Senate votes to create panel to investigate Fani Willis

By Jen Krausz on
 January 26, 2024

The Georgia state Senate is voted on Friday to create a panel to investigate Fani Willis in the wake of accusations that she was carrying on an affair with her top prosecutor, Nathan Wade.

Georgia Chief Deputy Whip Sen. Greg Dolezal introduced a resolution this week to establish the panel, which would have the authority to call people for testimony under oath.

"The multitude of accusations surrounding Ms. Willis, spanning from allegations of prosecutorial misconduct to questions about the use of public funds and accusations of an unprofessional relationship, underscores the urgency for a thorough and impartial examination," Dolezal said in a statement.

Willis is prosecuting former President Donald Trump and 18 others for conspiracy in allegedly trying to overturn the 2020 election, and one of his co-defendants, Michael Roman, filed a motion revealing the alleged affair.

Roman cited sources and bank and other records to substantiate his accusations, and Trump subsequently joined the motion.

Neither Willis nor Wade have denied the affair so far. There will be a hearing before the judge in the Trump case on February 15 to address Roman's motion.