Nathan Wade Spotted at Trump Prosecutor Fani Willis's Victory Party

May 22, 2024

Former special prosecutor Nathan Wade was spotted Tuesday night at a victory party for Fulton County district attorney Fani Willis, celebrating her Democratic primary win in her bid for reelection.

Wade attended Willis’s Tuesday party after she won the primary for the district attorney’s office with nearly 90 percent of the vote, defeating Democrat Christian Wise Smith, according to Fox 5 Atlanta. Willis is now set to face Republican attorney Courtney Kramer this fall.

"People want a [district attorney] that is just, that treats everybody equally and that works hard, and they know that they have that in me," Willis told reporters on Tuesday after her primary victory was confirmed. 

Wade was appointed in November 2021 by Willis to serve as special prosecutor in former president Donald Trump’s Georgia election interference case, but he stepped down from his role in March after admitting to a romantic affair with Willis. 

While Wade has called his workplace romance with Willis as "American as apple pie" and insisted that their romantic relationship did not start until after the appointment, Scott McAfee, the judge presiding over the Trump election case, ruled that Willis must withdraw from the case or fire Wade.

Trump's lawyers argued that the affair created a conflict of interest in Willis's prosecution of the former president. Willis enriched Wade to the tune of hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal fees through hiring him as special prosecutor.

Willis and Wade had brought charges against Trump and 18 others for allegedly participating in an illegal scheme to overturn the former president’s loss in Georgia during the 2020 election. Four people reached plea deals with prosecutors, but Trump and the remaining 14 defendants have pleaded not guilty.