Former Law Partner Ordered to Testify on Wade-Willis Relationship Following Judge’s Ruling

In a significant development, a Fulton County judge, Scott McAfee, ruled on Monday that Terrence Bradley, the former law partner of Nathan Wade, must provide testimony regarding Wade’s relationship with Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis, as reported by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Superior Court Judge McAfee directed Bradley to testify about the nature of the relationship between Wade and Willis. Bradley, who also served as Wade’s divorce attorney, participated in a closed-door hearing with McAfee, during which the judge determined that some communications between Wade and Bradley were not protected by attorney-client privilege, despite Bradley’s prior assertions.

The motion for Willis’ disqualification was filed on January 8 by attorneys for Michael Roman, a former Trump campaign aide. The motion alleged a romantic relationship between Willis and Wade, who was hired as a special prosecutor to investigate and prosecute former President Trump.

During a hearing on February 15 and 16 to gather evidence for determining Willis’s potential disqualification, both Willis and Wade testified. A former friend of Willis, Robin Yeartie, claimed that the relationship with special prosecutor Nathan Wade began in 2019, not 2022, as Wade acknowledged that he lacked receipts proving Willis reimbursed him for costly trips to locations such as the Bahamas and Belize.

Willis secured an indictment against Trump and other defendants in August, accusing the former president of attempting to challenge the results of the 2020 election in Georgia. Wade received over $650,000 in fees for his work on the case, according to Fulton County records.

Willis publicly admitted to her relationship with Wade in a 176-page court filing on February 2 in response to the disqualification motion. In a subsequent 122-page filing on February 9, Roman’s attorneys contended that witnesses could contradict Willis’s denials about the timing of her relationship with Wade, claiming it began after hiring him as a special prosecutor.

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