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Former DNC chair admits Fani Willis showed ‘bad judgment’ in relationship with Nathan Wade

Former Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Donna Brazile acknowledged that Fulton County Prosecutor Fani Willis showed “misjudgment” in having an affair with Prosecutor Nathan Wade, saying that she He suggested that the public attention it receives “comes with the region.”

“As a human being, I cannot judge her, but from the perspective of her role as a prosecutor, I can say that she showed the wrong judgment,” Brazil said. told the New York Times In an article published Wednesday. She has always been careful to draw a “red line” between her career and her personal life, she said.

Brazilian also claimed that Willis faced “vitriol” and “racial hostility” as a Black woman, but the attention Willis was receiving was a huge blow to her as she prosecuted a high-profile case against former President Trump. He admitted that it was what was expected of him as a person.

“She is under public scrutiny. She is a public servant,” Brazil told the media. “The territory is the same.”

Donna Brazile told the New York Times that Fani Willis showed “bad judgment.” (Left: (Photo Credit: Ed Rode/Getty Images for Politicon), Right: (Photo Credit: Prince Williams/WireImage))

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The New York Times interviewed several black women about the accusations against Willis, reporting that they were “deeply conflicted about Willis’ circumstances and her treatment in the public eye.”

The report, headlined “Why the case against Fani Willis feels so close to home for black women,” said most of those interviewed did not think Willis should be excluded from the case.

“Some, recalling their own experiences in the workplace, suggested other concerns. Black women feel held to different standards, and Ms. Willis is concerned about her identity and the enormous political stakes in this case.” However, her personal conduct will be in the spotlight,” the report said.

Tangara L. Hollis Palmer, a black Mississippi lawyer, told the magazine that she was initially hesitant to believe the claims. But after Willis confirmed their relationship, Hollis Palmer said she was a bit disappointed in him and said he should have used “a little more caution and a little better judgement.”

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FILE – Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis speaks during a press conference at the Fulton County Government Center on Aug. 14, 2023, in Atlanta. Georgia’s Senate on Tuesday passed a bill reinstating a new committee that some Democrats say is aimed at thwarting Willis’ prosecution of former President Donald Trump. . (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File) (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

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“When you’re in a position like this, you have to be very careful not to give ammunition to the people coming after us,” Hollis-Palmer added.

A Georgia judge confirmed Monday that Willis will hold an evidentiary hearing on Thursday on charges that he engaged in an “unwarranted” extramarital affair.

Willis was accused of having an “improper” relationship with Wade, whom he hired to help prosecute Trump in a massive extortion case related to the 2020 election. The allegations were first brought by Trump’s co-defendant, Michael Roman, who argues that Willis’s alleged conduct should disqualify her and her team from her case.

Roman said in a legal filing last month that in November 2021, shortly after he was appointed special prosecutor, Wade billed Fulton County for 24-hour work days and Willis received taxpayers’ money. He claimed to have benefited financially from his girlfriend’s inflated salary. We go on a luxurious vacation together with his money.

Wade, who has no experience with RICO or felony prosecution, has billed taxpayers $654,000 since January 2022, according to court documents.

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Former President Donald Trump speaks at the New York Young Republicans Club Gala at Cipriani Wall Street on December 9, 2023 in New York City. (Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images)

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Willis acknowledged the relationship but denied any conflict of interest, and asked the court to cancel an evidentiary hearing scheduled for later this week.

Fulton County Superior Court Judge Scott McAfee considered the motions during Monday’s hearing, saying, “Looking at the law that has been submitted to date, if evidence of an actual conflict or appearance of a conflict is presented; “I think it’s clear that disqualification could occur.” And the submissions made to date on this issue show inconsistencies in the evidence that cannot be resolved as a matter of law. ”

Mr. Willis is a Democrat and is seeking re-election next year.

Fox News’ Brianna Herlihy and Claudia Kelly-Bazan contributed to this report.

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