DA Fani Willis warns Trump ‘the train is coming’ as she doubles down on claims her illicit affair with prosecutor who resigned has not slowed case and she ‘not embarrassed by anything’

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Written By Maya Cantina
  • The Fulton County District Attorney came under scrutiny for her romantic relationship with the special prosecutor she hired for the case, Nathan Wade 
  • But Willis has warned ‘the train is coming’ for Trump in the Georgia election interference case because the scandal didn’t slow prosecutors down
  • Since the previous president and 18 others were indicted in August, Wade has led the team of lawyers Willis assembled to prosecute the case 

Fani Willis has warned ‘the train is coming’ for Donald Trump in his Georgia election interference case and that the side-story about her relationship with the prosecutor hasn’t slowed the case ‘at all’. 

The Fulton County District Attorney came under scrutiny for her entanglement with the special prosecutor she hired for the case, Nathan Wade – but while Wade was removed from the case, she avoided being disqualified.

The case revolves around whether Trump broke any laws as he tried to overturn his loss in the state following the 2020 presidential election won by Joe Biden. 

Since the previous president and 18 others were indicted in August, Wade has led the team of lawyers Willis assembled to prosecute the case.

Willis, 53, has said she’s ‘not embarrassed’ by the relationship and that efforts to ‘slow down’ the progress of the case against Trump by his defense team have been unsuccessful. 

Fani Willis has warned ‘the train is coming’ for Donald Trump in his Georgia election interference case and that the side-story about her relationship with the prosecutor hasn’t slowed prosecutors ‘at all’

The Fulton County District Attorney came under scrutiny for her romantic relationship with the special prosecutor she hired for the case, Nathan Wade (pictured) - but while Wade was removed from the case, she avoided being disqualified

The Fulton County District Attorney came under scrutiny for her romantic relationship with the special prosecutor she hired for the case, Nathan Wade (pictured) – but while Wade was removed from the case, she avoided being disqualified

The case revolves around whether Trump broke any laws as he tried to overturn his loss in the state following the 2020 presidential election won by Joe Biden. (Pictured: Trump at a rally in Georgia earlier in March 2024)

The case revolves around whether Trump broke any laws as he tried to overturn his loss in the state following the 2020 presidential election won by Joe Biden. (Pictured: Trump at a rally in Georgia earlier in March 2024) 

‘I don’t feel like my reputation needs to be reclaimed. Let’s say it for the record – I’m not embarrassed by anything I’ve done,’ she told CNN at a community event in College Park, Atlanta on Saturday. 

‘I guess my greatest crime is I had a relationship with a man, but that’s not something that I find embarrassing in any way. 

‘I know that I have not done anything that is illegal.’ 

Referring to two months of hearings and court action over her romantic relationship, she added: ‘While that was going on, we were writing responsive briefs, we were still doing the case in a way that it needed to be done. 

‘I don’t feel like we’ve been slowed down at all. I do think there are efforts to slow down this train, but the train is coming.’

Her latest comments come as defense attorneys continue to press claims about her handling of a sprawling prosecution against the former president and current GOP presumptive nominee. 

Trump faces four felony indictments — including separate federal and state cases for his efforts to overturn the 2020 election that he lost to President Joe Biden. 

His team has fought to delay and dismiss the cases, arguing that political opponents are wrongly targeting him. 

Willis spoke days after a Georgia judge allowed attorneys for Trump’s co-defendants to appeal his ruling that she could stay on the case after the withdrawal of Wade. 

That may allow defense attorneys to amplify allegations of impropriety between Wade and Willis.

Trump faces four felony indictments — including separate federal and state cases for his efforts to overturn the 2020 election that he lost to President Joe Biden. (Pictured: Trump's mugshot for the case)

Trump faces four felony indictments — including separate federal and state cases for his efforts to overturn the 2020 election that he lost to President Joe Biden. (Pictured: Trump’s mugshot for the case) 

Fani Willis made the comments to CNN on Saturday

Fani Willis made the comments to CNN on Saturday 

Anthony Michael Kreis, a Georgia State University law professor who's been following the case, criticized her comments in a post on X

Anthony Michael Kreis, a Georgia State University law professor who’s been following the case, criticized her comments in a post on X

Defense attorneys have alleged Willis hired Wade to profit from the Trump prosecution through their romantic relationship. 

Superior Court Judge Scott McAfee said there wasn’t sufficient evidence to prove those claims but rebuked Willis for what he called a ‘tremendous lapse in judgment.’ 

Anthony Michael Kreis, a Georgia State University law professor who’s been following the case, criticized her comments in a post on X.

‘If I were Fani Willis, I would simply not talk to the media at all at this point just out of an abundance of caution,’ Kreis said.

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